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by Crappish
Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOs graphic interface
Replies: 19
Views: 22693

What the hell?! 1600x1200 picture in forum? Scale it down. A lot. Or put just link to it... phpBB misses option for picture maximum size? Besides, you should try reading the goals ROS aims for. One of them is to imitate Microsoft Windows. To create free alternative for them. Now, do you think that a...
by Crappish
Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Design
Topic: ROS design suggestion
Replies: 177
Views: 98122

Crappish, I think you forget that 90% of the public want larger icons on the menu, not smaller. Not everyone has the eyes of a developer and tweak their icons for a 2048x1536 display. I could detach the vertical lines and re-arrange the icons a little bit, but these are the elements that I felt wer...
by Crappish
Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: ROS design suggestion
Replies: 177
Views: 98122

How is this for a little less crazy? http://webpages.charter.net/mariemasters/startexample.jpg You tend to stuff too big icons too close to each other. One of the basic guidelines for visual design is use space. With efficent space usage human eye knows where to focus instead of bouncing back and f...
by Crappish
Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Design
Topic: ROS design suggestion
Replies: 177
Views: 98122

Quick post about the start menu, before I have to run to a meeting. First of all, Dominik's design: You really don't want to waste highly valued real-estate for reactos titlebar. Sure, it could look nice but as, by Fitt's law, screen border is infinite target I really don't see why name bar such be ...
by Crappish
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 76437

Made something in a moment's whim.

http://www.tpu.fi/~a5mtikka/varasto/gui ... search.jpg

And I should be doing a color-analysis.. Deadline: tomorrow :?

+got new webspace, from school, updated the startmenu url in page
by Crappish
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: UI team
Replies: 20
Views: 22733

I must agree with Sfinx, people often judge things on the outlook. Even if ReactOS would be 110% compatible with Windows XP, people would stay away from it, if it looks like Windows 3.1. It's just somekind of marketing! If the icons won't be donated to the ReactOS project, I would support Sfinx's p...
by Crappish
Sun May 22, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: context menu problem in Explorer
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Maybe you should post these to feedback forum...
by Crappish
Fri May 06, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Security policy for FAT partition driver?
Replies: 31
Views: 13587

Yes that makes it a bit more sequre, but it's easy to reset the CMOS on the motherboard. Someone would have to take the computer apart to do that. Huh? Just pop open the side, switch the jumper on and off and youre go. Takes about 1 minute... Or better yet, some motherboards reset themselves after ...
by Crappish
Fri May 06, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is most important for 0.3?
Replies: 43
Views: 19724

This would be the first thing I'd like to see introduced after the networking is stable. This would enable easier testing and use for people. In my point of view, next important steps would be. 1) Introducing (auto) update feature, which would update your ROS on the fly. (You could set it on i.e. s...
by Crappish
Tue May 03, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 76437

True. I know when I get tons of options I feel intimidated at making changes until I have time to read everything about them and understand them. So would the answer be to provide them with a "Set to Default" button? That way they can mess around all they want and just click and get back to the sta...
by Crappish
Tue May 03, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 76437

Ok. That's nice to know. :) And nice to see that there is people who realize the inevitable: The tweaks seldom makes you go any faster. You might feel like it but the stopwatch usually tells different. This is why I would like to concentrate to the basic UI and usability, at first, and later on add ...
by Crappish
Tue May 03, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Finnish
Topic: Finnish ReactOS users/fans?
Replies: 62
Views: 129971

Hmm. Olisikohan mahdollista heitellä nuo suomennettavat pätkät wikiin ja jokainen voisi sitten suomennella sieltä jotain?
Joka tapauksessa jonkinlainen "hajautettu järjestelmä" olisi paikallaan...
by Crappish
Tue May 03, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 76437

It is no hypothetical user, it is an proven fact. You don't have to take my word on it, you can go, say Nielsen or Tognazzini on that too. (Or just about anyone at Nielsen Norman Group) "Users learn quickly and gain a fast sense of mastery when they are placed "in charge." Paradoxically, however, pe...
by Crappish
Tue May 03, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 76437

That's an nice idea for customizing but, like always, there is a BUT... Some level of customizing is good, of course, but the fact is that people feel more comfortable with some level of control, boundaries. Now, when we let user customize everything they possibly can they can make the GUI anything ...
by Crappish
Mon May 02, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 76437

That would require two bars, wouldn't it? One for the shortcuts, another for open applications. For time being, I would keep the one bar style, just because it is the windows way. Perhaps later on we could make native UI for ROS but, at least for now, the basic framework should be windows like. Now,...