Get New Stuff¶
Get New Stuff (GNS) is an integrated data service which allows users to share and download themes, templates, wallpapers, and more through a single click of a button in the application.
Is this the right control?¶
If the user can install additional content to customize the behavior or appearance of the software (e.g. plugins, themes, scripts, etc.), use the GNS system and add a “Get New <Thing>” button. Consider adding a companion button to allow installation of additional content from the filesystem.
The text of a GNS button should be made of these parts:
Use the get-hot-new-stuff.png icon
Label the button with “Get New” and the type of content the user will download
Add an ellipsis to the label, to indicate the user must provide additional input to complete the task.
The button should always be placed on the bottom right of the list or grid that can be ammended. If you want a button to install from the local file system, place it to the left og the GNS button.