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Re: mockup gtk theme



not finished yet. but here is a start

2008/7/30 Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> On Sun, 2008-07-27 at 23:26 +0800, Andy Fitzsimon wrote:
>> Hi martin,
>>
>> If you could help me understand our limitations ill make some more
>> specific mockups for you
>>
>>
>> http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2706976226_d9d7e58f17_o.png
>>
>> http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2706174405_6f7cb0e3a7_o.png
>>
>> No points for being original here,   I was thinking ofwhat osx and xp
>> would look like if they were smashed together in the right way.
>>
>> getting the conditionals to render like this is what I am more interested in.
>>
>>
>> Andy
>
> The mock-ups looks great. The basic idea is implementable, one of the
> biggest limitations we have is that you should draw stuff only on the
> widget's "rectangle of being" otherwise you'll bound to hit problems
> with specific cases of repaints of the area, also in gtk 2 there is no
> hope for real transparency in Entry and Progress Bars + all other
> widgets that contain Entry. We are also slightly limited in the number
> of various states, like there is probably no way how to check that
> button has state "working...".
>
> For the multi-select listview, I noticed in your mockup, I am not sure
> if that's possible to implement - as the drawing function is called for
> all items separately, but I cannot say now that it's impossible.
>
> That's for the limitations that came to my mind just now, more are
> usually discovered during the actual implementation :-p
>
> Stay tuned on nodoka related topics in the art-list, I'll post link to
> documentation-in-progress for the upcoming branch and so far I drafted
> the Configuration Options chapter. I added option called "style" which
> can be set to CLASSIC (for the current nodoka), MODERN (for the future
> default nodoka look, currently present only in my sketches) and GLOSSY
> (for your style, if you have better name feel free to suggest it).
>
> Next section that I'll write will cover the used gradients and
> reflections. That should help me in deciding on best way how to
> implement gradients/reflections settings in drawing functions in the
> actual code, so if you have in mind final version of the gradients you
> use (only basic settings, colour will be hopefully treated separately)
> email me with the settings. You can also wait till I write the sections
> for the CLASSIC and MODERN styles to see what I have in mind, or ask me
> to extract them from the svgs you posted :)
>
> BTW. to see most of the used widgets, together with many of their
> available states, you can use thewidgetfactory (in fedora repos, then in
> Applications -> Programming -> The Widget Factory). It would be nice if
> your "final sketch" would be fake screen-shot of it's window to see how
> the theme will look in real environment.
>
> Thanks,
> Martin
>
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