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Postby bfg2407 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:21 am

Hi everyone! I want to introduce the concept of user interface for ReactOS.

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1st screenshot : explorer in two pane view .

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2nd : normal explorer with an unwrapped menu.

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3rd : explorer on all workspace path string deployed in the console.

I hope to provide a demonstration UI in web.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby Black_Fox » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:55 am

Is this Explorer (file browser) and the menu on the right is that one which would appear after pressing Alt?
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:35 am

It is possible by clicking on the right boundary, or by pressing the Alt key on your keyboard.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:55 pm

Native Browser Concept
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Looking minimalist icons :)
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Rex - ReactOS Explorer
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby Konata » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:58 pm

I really like it! I don't think the devs would be interested though, their goal is to recreate Windows 2003's Explorer. You should look into making your own Explorer! Maybe it can be put into Rapps.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:49 pm

Thank you.
I understand that developers are not interested in such. However, I believe that support for domestic themes based on CSS3 addn't interfere. Need API that can provide the necessary functionality.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby jonaspm » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:46 am

It resembles Windows 10.

I like it, simple and minimalistic
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:12 pm

Thanks. During minidemo on web. I'd manage to write js client for Xserver.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby TiKu » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:01 pm

I don't like this design. In my opionion flat design is just plain ugly - no matter whether it is from Microsoft, Apple, Google, or anybody else.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:21 pm

Right - a matter of taste. However, you aren't forced to use similar themes - you can disable them! Minimalism showed himself very well - it's not overloaded and better perceived and remembered by the user. Flat - I agree on the fan, although there is a very attractive solution.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby TiKu » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:47 pm

bfg2407 wrote:it's not overloaded and better perceived and remembered by the user
Yes and no. Flat design also means minimalistic icons, usually monochrome. And speaking of those icons I cannot agree at all. By making icons minimalistic and monochrome, you take much information out of them and then they become difficult to distinguish. For instance I never had problems to use a complex UI like Visual Studio up to version 2010. Then Microsoft decided to make most icons monochrome and flat. Starting with VS 2012 I have huge problems to use the UI, because for me all icons look the same. I know brains do not work all the same and there are people out there for whom minimalistic icons are easier to remember. But I need the color and shadows to remember icons.
I have similar problems in Windows 10. There the icons are not that much a problem (because you never have many of them in one place), but I sometimes do not know where I can click, because buttons sometimes are just text, so I cannot see what is a button and what is not a button.
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:40 pm

I understand your point , I try both - or consider it . I 'm against only monochrome icons , but how to implement color - I have not decided yet .
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby bfg2407 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:44 am

I decided to sketch the theme. Is there something wrong...
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Re: ReactOS UI Concept

Postby lumix » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:33 pm

bfg2407 wrote:Hi everyone! I want to introduce the concept of user interface for ReactOS.

like this? - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ni3N21jvSs
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