GUI style guidelines proposal

Werner Almesberger werner at
Wed May 20 20:31:22 CEST 2009

Joerg Reisenweber wrote:
> It seems at least a de facto standard for cellphones is:
> "green button" (aka OK) LEFT side
> "red button" (aka cancel) RIGHT side

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know where this convention comes
from ? It always struck me as extremely counter-intuitive, at least
as someone who writes from left to right, to have the button that
basically says "go back" on the right side and the one that says
"move on" on the left.

- Werner

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