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Subject: Re: [boost] Thoughts for a GUI (Primitives) Library
From: OvermindDL1 (overminddl1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-17 14:33:47

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

Especially with setup's like mine as I use a dark theme on XP, so when
I see some light theme Vista'ish looking program, it looks *really*
poor in quality...

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