Linked by vermaden on Wed 21st May 2008 19:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces How would I describe today's GUIs? A mess. -- A mess that grew as new features were needed, with lack of proper design, with a desire to keep backward compatibility, and with tools from the past trying to achieve future needs. I propose a new design philosophy for GUIs. We'll call it Vermaden's GUI. Note: This is the latest entry in our 2008 article contest.
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RE: I disagree
by HappyGod on Thu 22nd May 2008 04:50 UTC in reply to "I disagree"
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I think that in all cases, his modified versions looked nicer than the original.

With regards to the 1px borders, you could have then so that they become wider as the mouse passes over them so they are easier to hit. Or as he says the width of the separator border is customisable so it need not be 1px.

This concept is very similar to the Panels you get in C#. Have to say though that auto-resizing of Panels/Containers is not always desirable. If you have only a few widgits on the page and you maximize on a large screen, it can look pretty bad. In these situations I normally go for a fixed sized window.

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