KDE HIG: What do you do?

Simon Edwards simon at simonzone.com
Wed Oct 11 07:45:54 BST 2006

On Monday 09 October 2006 14:01, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
> So.. (in not so many words..) what do _you_ do?  What are a sample of tasks
> or  
> activities you perform (or plan to) when referencing interface
> documentation. 

One thing that I always feel unclear about is writing text and labels. This 
topic never seems to be explained fully in HIGs and UI books. The kind of 
questions I have are:

* Nouns vs verbs in menus. (e.g. "Tools->Spelling" vs "Tools->Check spelling")

* capitalisation, (e.g. "Colour settings:" or is it "Colour Settings:"?)

* Writing style, active passive voice etc. (not so important in GUI, but for 


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