New Design Interface Recommendations for KDE

Nate Graham, a developer involved in quality control in the KDE project, recently published a report on the development of KDE and presented the new edition recommendations on the design of user interface elements (HIG, Human Interface Guidelines). The document establishes general templates and rules for designing the KDE application interface to help developers unify the appearance of their applications with the overall KDE design and seamlessly integrate them with other applications.

The new manual focuses on using the Kirigami framework based on QT Quick, allowing for the creation of universal interfaces suitable for both desktop and mobile devices. It replaces the outdated HIG that no longer aligns with current design concepts used in the project. The updated document provides practical recommendations for development in a clear, structured manner, emphasizing its constant evolution and adaptability to changing trends. The manual is available in Markdown format for continuous updates and contributions.

Last week, KDE development efforts were concentrated on finalizing KDE Plasma 6.1 for release on June 18. Notable innovations for Plasma 6.2 include:

  • An option in the graphic tablets configurator to configure how the drawing area on the tablet corresponds to the screen (reflect on the entire screen, reflect with side ratio coefficient, reflect on part of the screen). Link to Image
  • A drawing test mode on graphic tablets to test configured settings. Link to Image
  • The weather forecast widget now uses the new API service from noaa to provide weather information, including nighttime forecast details. Link to Image
  • Screen awakening feature from standby mode by moving the stylus.
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