Photon landing strategy

Dão Gottwald dgottwald at
Wed Mar 29 12:37:43 UTC 2017

2017-03-29 14:18 GMT+02:00 Gijs Kruitbosch <gkruitbosch at>:

> On 29/03/2017 11:42, Dão Gottwald wrote:
> 2017-03-28 14:22 GMT+02:00 Gijs Kruitbosch <gkruitbosch at>:
>> On 28/03/2017 08:06, Chris Peterson wrote:
>>> It seems like some of the smaller visible UI changes could probably ship
>>> in 55/56 without needing a pref. Users probably won't notice some of the UI
>>> polish features until everything is into place in 57. Shipping these
>>> smaller bits in 55/56 would give us more testing.
>> Can you elaborate on this? What are "small visible UI changes" that users
>> "won't notice"? I'm skeptical these even exists, looking at (for instance)
>> things like .
>> comes to mind... And yes, of course these are
>> extreme examples, but I'm also looking at the mockups I've seen and
>> thinking I don't see anything that falls in the "small polish" category in
>> our main theming & structural changes.
> You're reading Chris too literally.
> I fail to understand what is "literal" about my reading and how yours is
> less so, and I'm disappointed that you're turning an honest question into
> "you're (reading it) wrong".

No need to take it personally, I was just trying to answer your question.
Clearly, there is no UI change that is guaranteed to go unnoticed with
every single user. Reworded as "most users won't notice", are you still
skeptical that such changes exist?

> We're not trying to make it look like there were no changes at all between
> 54, 55 and 56, but the changes shouldn't particularly stand out and take
> away from Photon.
> <snip>
> For the visual refresh, I'm trying to be smart and divide the work into
> parts that can be tackled early and parts that should wait. Nihanth is
> going to start with integrating our new SVG toolbar button icons in bug
> 1347543 -- this should land when it's ready (I've checked with shorlander,
> he's fine with this)
> I wouldn't have thought that changing the icons over to the Photon icon
> set would be something we'd do before 57, as that's pretty noticeable.
> (To be clear, I'm not arguing that we shouldn't do this stuff prior to 57
> if people are on board with it, but to me this is a surprising example of
> "small changes".)

>From what I've seen the icons are a bit sharper and thinner, but in the
grand scheme of things it's a rather subtle and incremental change.

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