Re: UI Elements

Subject: Re: UI Elements
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:39:09 -0700


Ehhhhh, not really. Sun was the first of those three companies to convert their internal style guide to a purchasable third party book (IBM and Xerox did earlier examples). But I have the internal tech pubs style guides from both Sun and Apple from the early 1990s, and both were written in much the same way. I'm assuming that Microsoft also had an extensive style guide for internal use before they produced MSTP. Big companies had big editorial departments back then, and style guides were fairly important.

Laura

On Oct 20, 2014, at 12:20 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I've never obtained my own copy, but several years ago one of our members
> repeatedly touted the Sun guide as having been the source from whence M$
> and Apple modeled theirs.
>
>> Chris
>
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2) <
> Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Oops....forgot to reply all!
>>
>> Yep....I'm looking through the MS Manual of Style right now. This looks
>> good.
>>
>> Thanks Chris and Robert
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com] On
>> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
>> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 1:54 PM
>> To: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2); TECHWR-L
>> Subject: Re: UI Elements
>>
>> I've seen and written them for specific platforms / frameworks /
>> environments / development tools. If you're working in a Windows
>> environment, the MS Manual of Style is comprehensive. Apple has user
>> interface guidelines for OS X and iOS. Etc.
>>
>> It would be a huge challenge to create a comprehensive cross-platform
>> reference.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2)
>> <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
>>> Hello All:
>>>
>>> Is there such a thing as a comprehensive list of UI elements (aka: A
>> Cheat Sheet)?
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References:
UI Elements: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2)
Re: UI Elements: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: UI Elements: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2)
Re: UI Elements: From: Chris Morton

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