This page gives an indication of some things to remember when working on the Pootle user interface. Some of the guidelines will be limited to the English version of Pootle only.
|Banner links||Title case|
|Column table headings||Title case|
|Footer links||Title case|
|Explanatory label (like the legend descriptions)||sentence case|
|Statistics summary||sentence case|
|Tab headings||Title case|
|Tab descriptions||sentence case|
These are some word choices to take note of:
Tab headings and tab descriptions should be avoided. The Tab and its content should be self explanatory and related.
Radio buttons should be concise with more verbose information in the tooltip if necessary. TODO
Button text: Imperative verb. (Indicate the action that will be performed / result that will be achieved ?)
|Firefox||Very important - biggest userbase|
|IE||Important, especially version 7 and higher. RTL and CSS subtleties in version 6 is hard and might not always be worth it.|
|Chrome / Safari / Konqueror||Webkit is the third most important rendering engine, and doesn't usually give much trouble|
|Opera||Although not very popular with users, it is easy to test Pootle with it|