Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] New mockup, new thread


To be honest, I don't think this iTunes design works that well with Gtk.
It suffers from lack of color variation[1] and general clumsiness. :)
I would like to see something like this actually (gimp mockup):
The volume and search labels turned out a bit crappy, but I like the
general "flair" of it much better.
And while it doesn't look like your typical Gtk application, I'm pretty
sure that it doesn't break any HIG rule and that it would work well for
both usability and accessability (very well actually). 


[1] Nope, that's not a GNOME requirement ;) I would also suggest to take
a look at Evolution, that's a very nice design with tasteful usage of
the darker Gtk gray.

On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 01:37, MArk Finlay wrote:
> Ok, that thread started to get mental so I'm starting a new one.
> I'm starting to agree that we need the search on the toolbar,
> and it's not too bad having the some buttons underneath the
> source browser. I think most programs should follow convention,
> but media players get to look cool :)
> I've taken Luca's most iTunesy mockup - cus if were gonna be like
> them we might as well be really like then and look cool doing it,
> and that beveled player area is damn sexy.
> Changes I've made are:
> * Play button area: Removed volume icon as it added visual noise
> and I don't think it's to hard to work out what the volume slider
> does. Also changed spacing to bring buttons and volume slider 
> closer together. I think it looks nicer now
> * Search - just moved the text lable under the box like in iTunes,
> made the text bigger, and removed the :
> * Added back in the browser because we mostly agree that it needs
> to be there by default. Those column titles wouldn't be there in the
> real thing though.
> * Removed excessive spacing between the toolbar area and the rest of
> the window
> * Fixed up some general spacing, still not perfect, search is too far
> to the right.
> I think that this address a lot of issues brought up,
> and it offers power and flexability with a pretty clean
> fun UI, go Luca!
> Comments...

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