GNOME's Platform Design Continues Evolving From Dark Mode To Toasts
Allan's blog post today covers some of the recent GNOME platform design work like:
- Ongoing improvements to the GNOME/GTK application styling, especially around libadwaita.
- The recent excitement around GNOME 42 adding a system-wide dark style preference.
- Development on the GNOME "Patterns" app. The Patterns program is designed to showcase libadwaita and the human interface guidelines (HIG) as a demo app.
- An updated "About" window design is being worked on.
Looking ahead, some of the ideas or planned work includes:
- Toasts as a new widget from libadwaita to replace existing in-app notifications.
- Banners as an alternative to GtkInfoBars for showing a colored strip with information below the header.
- HIG coverage of the selection mode.
More details on the GNOME Platform Design changes along with plenty of screenshots can be found via Allan's blog.