KW> On, Inventory, Equipping and Resources:
KW> Hmm, so instead of 1 window with all 3 tabs, we'll have 1 window with
KW> that tab, which will pop-up 2 more windows?
KW> Sorry but ughs ;) I liked the fact that PCGen was "mostly"
KW> self-contained in one window.
KW> I don't know if we want to look at possibly another level of tabs
KW> (ughs?), but another possibility might be a "tab selector drop-box".
KW> What i'm suggesting is perhaps on the "Equipment" tab, we have a drop
KW> box for: Inventory, Equipping, Resources. Defaults to Inventory, and
KW> choice saves with character so it opens back to where that character was
KW> lased saved at (ie: what the user was currently working on).
KW> Biggest problem I can see here is that it is not exactly truely standard
KW> to do this, but then - theres lots of "not-so standard" things ;)
KW> What about instead of tabs or a selector how about a "page-turn" - ie:
KW> a 'turned-up' corner flips the page from 'Inventory' to 'Equipping'.
KW> Have seen this used before ... but ... not a standard practice either.
KW> I think my perference goes back to sub-levels of tabs really.... does
KW> Java allow us to have the tabs on the left or right but with the text
KW> vertically instead of horizontally (ala: Acrobat readers
KW> What about different shapes of tabs or some form of "decoration"
KW> differences between levels? Perhaps even just a different color or font
KW> for the text on the tab?
Please, PLEASE!!!! NO POPUPS!
Keep it in one window, nice and clean. Either keep the tabs just as
they are or make sub-tabs, but, please, no popups (you aren't trying
to create a cheap website flair for PCGen, are you?). Imho thats
a very bad style (except for save/load dialogs or options windows, but
not for major program functions).