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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What about E17?
by C2H5OH on Thu 22nd May 2008 14:59 UTC
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For a different way of laying out GUI components, check Edje:

http://homepages.pathfinder.gr/kazanaki/contrib/ch04.html

And, besides, open source graphic toolkits/framework are constantly changing. Anyway, it is nice to see how people react to the oportunities the uncertainty of GTK+ 3 offer.

By the way, when it comes to true peformance, text formats cannot beat binary formats. Of course, binary formats (unless well designed) are less interoperable and less flexible.

Remember, XML is a specification to design structured document formats, not the solution to every single computational problem.

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