Linked by ephracis on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 13:18 UTC
General Development This is a call out for help on creating a consistent and native feeling on Mac OS X and Linux. As I have never owned a Mac and haven't used Linux as my main OS for over 3 years I need the community of OSNews to help me do this.
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bertzzie
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2011-01-26

Hi, I just tried Stoffi and really like it. Let me say that you guys are awesome at doing this!

Here's little things I found that need some improvement (on the windows side of things):

1. I notice that after you enter the "Preferences" Menu that you have to click on the "Back to music" menu on the side panel. Interestingly, I tried to search for back button, like in explorer (I think it's because you want to make it behave like windows, especially explorer, CMIIW). Then I realize that on the top panel is the music control. This feel really strange, as everywhere in explorer and other app (like Control Panel), the top panel is always for navigation.

2. I think you need to move the music control and status to the bottom panel, while leaving the top panel for navigation and search. There's a detail of the song played in the bottom panel, but I think it's duplication because we already have the detail on the song list. That way, it's more consistent not only with Windows, but with other music players as well. Also see how explorer shows the detail of the drive selected when we highlight a drive on Computer. I think you need to show the detail of the song played for Stuffi to behave more like explorer.

3. The close button on the top left of the application window is always highlighted Red in almost all native Windows application.

4. The dividing line between the main panel and the left panel is too bold. See the following image:
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2835/stuffi.png

Hope this helps. I really want to help out hacking the application, but for now I think I can't give you many help in that area.

Also, sorry for my english ;)

Edited 2012-01-24 10:56 UTC

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