7284Re: [peditors] Re: Design ideas for desktop GUI interface
- Mar 1, 2001In a message dated 3/1/01 2:51:36 PM Central Standard Time,
> I would think your "user interface" should be the standard ofWayne,
> the platform you are working on. While a Palm looking interface is
> cute .. when I am using a PC I want to have a common set of controls
> for the several programs I may be running simultaneously. I would
> expect all Palm programs to sort of the same on the Palm and all PC
> programs to be similar on the PC, as well as the MAC.
> Just a thought .....
Yep. Now, as I work on the Windows variation in a 32 bit language (Windows
oriented) instead of my trusty old 16bit compiler, I have access to a
standard toolbox containing menus, list boxes, scroll bars etc. It will
definitely look like a Windows application. But what kind of Windows app
layout would pedit users like to see. Maybe Explorer-ish with tree-views of
categories on one side and memos on the right? Or like MS-Outlook? Or
Internet-like with links, etc.
Then again, I own a few very creative programs (such as Snappy from Play
Inc.) which try to break from the strictly utilitarian appearance of
Microsoft apps in general. I'm saying I can do all kinds of really creative
things myself --- yet. So I'm just thinking and brainstorming with the pedit
peditDesk is utilitarian with a slightly cute twist.
Thanks for the input, Wayne.
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