Wording Definitions of Menu Items used for Topic Interaction

This topic holds the wording definitions for the menu items featured in WireframesViewScreen.

View Menu

Icon Text of Menu Item Remarks Alternative wording suggestion
page.png Normal view    
page_white_code.png Raw view (wiki formatting)    
printer.png Print version    
attach.png View attached files    
application_form.png View form data    
page_white_gear.png View topic settings    
arrow_in.png View pages that link to here    
sitemap.png View child pages    

Edit Menu

Icon Text of Menu Item Remarks Alternative wording suggestion
pencil.png Edit this topic    
page_white_code.png / pencil.png = page_white_code_edit.png Edit raw (Wiki Text) need to combine those icons  
attach.png Attach files or images    
application_form.png Modify form data    
page_white_gear.png Edit settings for this topic    
tag_green.png Edit tags for this topic    
help.png Help with editing, forms and attachments    
application_home.png Set new parent for this topic    
arrow_right.png Move to different Web    
bin_empty.png Trash this topic    

History Menu

Icon Text of Menu Item Remarks Alternative wording suggestion
page_white.png / clock.png = page_clock.png Last Changes made to this topic need to combine these icons  
arrow_undo.png Restore previous version of this topic    
page_white_copy.png Compare two versions of this topic    
help.png Help with Foswiki’s versioning system    

Create Menu

Icon Text of Menu Item Remarks Alternative wording suggestion
page_white_add.png Create new topic    
page_white_copy.png Copy this topic    
bug_add.png New bug report not part of default package - example for extensible menu  
lightning_add.png New feature request not part of default package - example for extensible menu  
newspaper_add.png New blog post not part of default package - example for extensible menu  
help.png Help with new topics    

Help Menu

Icon Text of Menu Item Remarks Alternative wording suggestion
General Help
  Getting Started    
book_help.png FAQs no suitable icon in FamFamFam collection. Ideas?  
lightbulb.png Tips and best practices    
sport_soccer.png Sandbox - play and test   sandbox3.png sandboxicon2.png sandboxicon3.png sandboxicon4.png sandboxicon5.png please try and use an actual sandbox-related icon. this item can really benefit from a recognizable graphic for sandbox, though i realize it is hard :/ (see attempts) -- WillNorris - 14 Dec 2009
report_user.png User docs    
book.png Developer docs    
book_key.png Admin docs    
Problem Solving
user_comment.png Foswiki support forum quiete similar to IR iconC, better ideas anyone?  
comments.png Foswiki chat (IRC)    
lock.png Help with login, password    
Specific Info
wand.png Macros – the basis to create programmable pages. Quick links: SEARCH, IF, INCLUDE, TOC    
application_form.png Data Forms - allow you to add structured data to topics    
application_lightning.png Wiki Applications – learn how to create applications using built-in Foswiki tools    
plugin.png Plugins – extra functionality for Foswiki (mostly via additional macros)    
page_white_text.png Templates - topics that define the default text for new topics    
layout.png Skins overlay for regular templates to give different looks and feels    

Admin Menu

Icon Text of Menu Item Remarks Alternative wording suggestion
group.png Manage users and groups    
world.png Site preferences    
folder.png Web preferences    
folder_wrench.png Manage webs    
cog.png Configure this Foswiki site maybe we should add "or install plugins"?  
  Log out as admin does it really make sense to have such an action in a menu? CS  


The icons work nicely.

Some remarks and ideas:
  • "Log out as admin" - Yes it is confusing to have this in a menu. I would expect this at the log in/out position in the meta nav.
  • FAQs: a booklet icon?
  • Getting started: Icon_GettingStarted.gif or info-icon.gif
  • "Copy this topic" uses the same icon as "conpare", so a green plus could be added
  • "Set parent" - perhaps the same icon as "View child pages " with a colored parent could be used
  • The trash icon is not that clear
-- ArthurClemens - 13 Dec 2009

If the Admin menu is only present when user is logged in as an admin, then it probably makes sense to have a logout within that menu. And if the user is in the AdminGroup and logout is not applicable, then gray it out.

-- GeorgeClark - 13 Dec 2009

Mmmm, ok, this makes me think that Michael is right, lets AddFamFamFamContribToCore. I've almost finished a replacement for DocumentGraphics which we can use for compatibility, and then we can use the rest in our new image..

Don't forget that FamFamFamContrib conatins the 2 companions to the FamFamFam Silk set...

-- SvenDowideit - 14 Dec 2009

  • combine book and help (slightly reduced).. to make FAQ:
    book help.png

  • make clock into a 'bullet' of 10x10 and then add to page_white:
    page clock.png

  • combine page_white_code with bullet_edit...:
    page white code edit.png

wrt Sandbox web - I like the football, so there stick out tongue

-- SvenDowideit - 14 Dec 2009

The problem with the other icons proposed for Sandbox is that one looks like dog dirt and the others are close to impossible to recognize big grin

-- CarloSchulz - 15 Dec 2009


Icon for Sandbox:

package_games_arcade.png (associations: play, experiment, game, no control)

applications-toys.png (assoc: sand, beach, fun ... argh at small size -> dragon eye)

via http://www.iconfinder.net/

-- MichaelDaum - 15 Dec 2009

Btw. can we exchange the order of "View" and "Edit" like shown in this wireframe ? Edit is somewhat more important to a wiki.

-- MichaelDaum - 15 Dec 2009

sure, will update with the next draft...

-- CarloSchulz - 15 Dec 2009

View perhaps can be moved to the far right.

-- ArthurClemens - 15 Dec 2009

Sandbox - maybe something like this?: Google-Sandbox-Checker-Tool.gif

-- DanielKownacki - 21 Dec 2009

The problem with "Sandbox" is that it does not translate. For instance, as a Dutch user I don't immediately understand sandbox as a place to try out - I would call it playing ground. For me the football makes perfect sense.

-- ArthurClemens - 21 Dec 2009

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TopicTitle Wording Definitions of Menu Items used for Topic Interaction
Subject skin
Status abandoned
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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
book_help.pngpng book_help.png manage 917 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 12:05 SvenDowideit  
page_clock.pngpng page_clock.png manage 757 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 12:10 SvenDowideit make clock into a 'bullet' of 10x10 and then add to page_white
page_white_code_edit.pngpng page_white_code_edit.png manage 883 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 12:22 SvenDowideit combine page_white_code with bullet_edit...
sandbox.gifgif sandbox.gif manage 5 K 15 Dec 2009 - 08:40 MichaelDaum  
sandbox3.pngpng sandbox3.png manage 824 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 02:14 WillNorris http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TK_sandbox_icon.svg
sandboxicon2.pngpng sandboxicon2.png manage 520 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 02:18 WillNorris http://archgfx.net/blog/2006/geek/blogging/i-heart-sandbox
sandboxicon3.pngpng sandboxicon3.png manage 511 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 02:26 WillNorris http://archgfx.net/blog/2006/geek/blogging/i-heart-sandbox
sandboxicon4.pngpng sandboxicon4.png manage 805 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 03:10 WillNorris top_left_corner.jpg
sandboxicon5.pngpng sandboxicon5.png manage 807 bytes 14 Dec 2009 - 03:11 WillNorris sand.png
Topic revision: r14 - 12 Mar 2014, MichaelDaum - This page was cached on 05 Jun 2020 - 10:26.

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