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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SVG, Borders, Qt
by aidan on Thu 22nd May 2008 04:19 UTC
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1. SVG is not a silver bullet - Apple was wise in talking to its graphic design team and deciding to use a stack of raster/bitmaps rather than vector graphics for icons (one application of SVGs, but it's relavant).
Please see "Icon Design: Bitmap vs Vector":

2. Qt has had style sheets (~CSS) for widgets for a while now. They allow for a lot of flexibility, even at run-time. They can be used to get rid of extra borders with only a few characters of code. They have allowed me to easily polish up code to look like Apple's apps.
Please see "Qt Style Sheets":

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