GUI style guidelines proposal

Angus Ainslie nytowl at
Wed May 20 20:57:38 CEST 2009

On May 20, 2009 12:31:22 pm Werner Almesberger wrote:
> 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.

I agree with Werner on the directions and Joerg on the colors.  I also don't 
see a problem breaking the usual mold as long as the interface is consistent. 
Every new device I buy has some kind of learning curve which includes button 


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