You’ve seen the next generation design of Gnome apps like Docs, Web, Boxes, Contacts etc. All these are based in what Gnome calls content selection.
Content Selection is a prototype design pattern that aims to bring consistent look and feel in all Gnome Apps, enrich their screen-touch capabilities and bring a friendly full screen environment to small screens where window controls (and other current tools) fails to carry out their purpose.
The hardest part is obviously to succeed an acceptable implementation for both small and big screens, touch and not devices. Many people complain about Gnome getting too much on touchscreen devices -without even exists on this area- ignoring the Desktop/Netbook users. Well I am not one of those :)
I don’t really like to explain why Gnome developers do what they do, so I will just show you their plans and you can make your own opinions. I personally don’t like everything I see but most of the things they design/develop I think are awesome. Overall I think Gnome beats every other OS out there, but ok, this is just a thought of mine ;)
Without further ado, the design goal for all Gnome App
Select an background.
Background selection within folders.
Select your contact or GOA image.
Select through files. Yes this is how the new Nautilus is gonna be ;)
Files (Nautilus) home. We have some new design implementations on Files that I’ll show you next!
Photo preview. Exactly the same as select a background.
Select Content Type. Docs, Music, Videos, Photos and every other File. Yep Content Selection in every aspect of Gnome data.
This is a set of all Gnome Widgets. This image is a bit huge and no reason to crop this (lazy) :/
Content Selection is the guideline of all Gnome Apps in future and of course many Apps already are using it. Well next App that will be merged to this is Files (Nautilus).
Any comments ? ;)