7295Re: [peditors] Re: Design ideas for desktop GUI interface
- Mar 2, 2001Jesse,
Since you need to re-write this, why not in Java? This will make it work
on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Solaris. One program, multiple platforms.
And maybe this will be the program that converts Jenifer to liking Java
> In a message dated 3/1/01 2:51:36 PM Central Standard Time,
> Wayne.Hildebrandt@... writes:
> > I would think your "user interface" should be the standard of
> > 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.
> Check the beginners' pedit pTutorial site at http://seigel.yi.org/ (new maintainer wanted)
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