Shouldn't the "now playing"-view and controls be on top? It's the only item in there that is dynamic and it feels weird that it pops up in the middle of the speaker volume and microphone volume controls. If music is currently playing you are also most likely to access these controls if you are opening the indicator menu so it makes sense to have it on top instead of on the bottom of the list.
I love the concepts, really. I like so much the way elementary is getting. However, there's something I don't get. I heard DanRabbit saying that sound applications like Beatbox were not going to have an independent volume control, due to the minimalysm and cleanliness that elementaryOS always tries to improve.
I mean, is that still planned? 'cause in this mockup there's a system sound icon, and that has confused me.
Thanks for everything believe me when I say I really like your mockups
Just two things I noticed, the playback controls aren't centered, is that on purpose? And you have two volume icons for every application and it seems a bit off. I guess the left one is used to mute the application but why not just make the right one clickable and get the same behaviour but with a simpler less confusing implementation?
Ok, I understand the reasoning behind that. But if we were to rethink this concept, how often do you use the system volume at max? On laptops that's usually far to loud for me and it would either hurt my ears or blow my laptops speakers. Isn't it better to have an animated speaker icon which goes gradually from one "soundwave" to three "soundwaves" which would also indicate whether the volume has been increased or decreased, and when clicked it could toggle between muted and previous setting. What are your thoughts regarding that implementation? If it isn't clear enough it could play a "ping" sound with the current volume setting as Windows 7 does when you adjust the slider. Please let me hear your thoughts I love your indicator designs btw, They look great!