Help decide the UI for the Correspondents columns

Jim squibblyflabbetydoo at gmail.com
Mon May 16 16:17:53 UTC 2016


On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 3:56 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:

> On 13/05/16 21:42, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> > As an end user who *loves* the Correspondents column (so much that I
> > founded its development), I keep getting confused about the icons. Which
> > was left arrow? Incoming or outgoing? It's not obvious to me, even as a
> > developer.
>
> It's starting to really annoy me. Do a mailbox search. Quick: which of
> those messages did I write? Answer: all the ones with a light grey
> right-pointing arrow rather than a light grey left-pointing arrow. That
> distinction is not even vaguely obvious enough.
>

That's why the current patch only shows an icon for outgoing messages (or
incoming messages if the folder itself is outgoing, e.g. Sent/Outbox). This
way, the majority of the rows won't have an icon at all, and we can then
use the icon to make the row stand out.

- Jim
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