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Subject: Re: [boost] Thoughts for a GUI (Primitives) Library
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-17 12:57:49

On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 00:07:08 -0400, Gottlob Frege wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Lots of Adobe software is written with non-native UI.  Not typically
>>> described as amateur.  What they have is a 'look' that tends to be
>>> somewhere between Mac and Windows, with some things possibly skinned
>>> per-paltform, but most of it with just an in between Adobe look.
>> Funny, I had exactly these apps in mind when I wrote that comment.  ;-)
>> The look like the've been written in Flash!
> Which ones? I mostly worked on the Digital Video and Audio Apps
> (Premiere, After Effects, etc).
> Of course parts of those UIs *were* written in Flash (but just small parts).

Sorry, been on holiday.

One that comes to mind because I just used it is the installer that Adobe
seem to use now. I'm not criticising Photoshop etc. They do a good job of
trying to look native and I'm sure they have their reasons for not actually
using native controls. However, generally it's hard to simulate it well.


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