Re: [pcgen] New UI for PCGen
- On 11/04/2010 14:30, karianna03 wrote:
> Hi all,I (almost) always use point-buy for Ability scores -- so it would be
> There's a new version ready for discussion at:
> Please comment back here and on the http://wiki.pcgen.org/index.php?title=Talk:Summary page in the wiki!
useful to me to see the points spent on buying abilities: both total
spend and per-ability.
I don't see any need to see the sum total of Ability scores (can't think
where it is used in game system), nor sum total of ability modifier scores.
I second suggestions for a bolder brighter "this tab needs attention" -
eg the red exclamation point. (Beware with "red" that some Windows
colour schemes may use red for borders, rendering red markers
Remember also that some "need attention" is more important than others -
eg if you allow the option to spend language points later than 1st level
(eg when taught a new language by strangers) then "need to spend
language points" is a low-attention nag", not a "high-attention nag"
Is (left) handedness really a front-page item, as important as race,
alignment and deity? It has almost no in-game effect...
The central statistics block repeats other front-page items like race
and alignment. You could make some central boxes have pop-over editors
- click on them and an editor is drawn there. (Makes it look to humans
like the text is actively editable even though it's not.)
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- Hi all,
FYI, I've amalgamated all of the comments on the mailing list onto the talk page for the new Summary tab.
It's really pleasing to hear that a majority of you are happy with the minimalist 0.2 design and that we're now at the stage of producing small tweaks to that.
Connor et al will be continuing to code up the latest version and John will work on producing another screenshot with some solutions to the common issues that have been reported.
Other questions/comments were more for the developers and they've taken them on board although there will be a further rounds of discussion once a working prototype is let loose upon the world.
Thanks again for the awesome input on the new UI, I think it's going to be a major positive step for PCGen.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Arjan" <arjan@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Andrew Maitland <drew0500@> wrote:
> > This is me, but can we have the 'Need Something Done Here' Icon
> > 'space' stay fixed spacewise on the tab (i.e. the tab size stays
> > constant instead of change if the icon is present)... it's a pain to
> > click on a tab only to have the wrong tab opened because the tabs
> > changed size due to an item needing attention.
> O, I second this. This is so annoying. Especialy on a PC where PCGen for some reason is very slow.
> I would like to mention one little annoyance which is loosely GUI related. You go the the Description tab and open a note. Description for instance. There you edit a bit and then switch focus to an other application. When you switch focus back to PCGen it will switch to the Portrait note. Very annoying.