Issue 109377 - Using animated icons in UI
Summary: Using animated icons in UI
Status: UNCONFIRMED
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Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: icon (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m71
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
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Reported: 2010-02-17 17:11 UTC by Risto Jääskeläinen
Modified: 2013-08-13 12:20 UTC (History)
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Description Risto Jääskeläinen 2010-02-17 17:11:54 UTC
I think that conservative use of animated icons would give to OpenOffice.org
suite fresh appearance.
For example Aligment and Arrangement icons may be more informative with some
animation. One possibility may be that animation start when user look extented
tips and move mouse cursor above the icon.

What you think?

Compare: ISSUE# 109376

Regards
Risto
Comment 1 eric.bachard 2010-02-18 08:53:55 UTC
This is exactly what we'll do with OOo4Kids, e.g. the start center.

Currently, when the mouse cursor rolls over an application icon, the background is highlighted, but this is 
just a transition, and the final effect will be : Instead of display an highlighted background, display a 
bigger icon e.g. , similating an animation.


Comment 2 eric.bachard 2010-02-18 08:54:07 UTC
This is exactly what we'll do with OOo4Kids, e.g. the start center.

Currently, when the mouse cursor rolls over an application icon, the background is highlighted, but this is 
just a transition, and the final effect will be : Instead of display an highlighted background, display a 
bigger icon e.g. , similating an animation.


Comment 3 eric.bachard 2010-02-18 08:54:45 UTC
OOps, sorry for the twice answer
Comment 4 eric.savary 2010-03-13 10:52:40 UTC
Reassigning for requirements but I don't think it's a good idea because for just
a little bit of "fun" we'd need to implement "yet another option" to disable the
animation (for accessibility reasons)[1].


[1] http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=content&ID=12, § 1194.21 (h)
Comment 5 Christophe Strobbe 2013-08-13 12:20:05 UTC
I would not recommend this kind of enhancement for accessibility reasons: animations can distract certain users from the content or task they are working on. For a more up-to-date reference, see http://www.w3.org/TR/wcag2ict/#time-limits-pause (work to apply the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to ICT). 

(Section 508, § 1194.21 - see comment 4 - is currently available at http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?fuseAction=stdsdoc#Software but a refresh of the standard has been planned and prepared for several years.)