>>>>> "Don" == Don Allingham <dallingham@...> writes:
Don> Thanks to a few comments from several people, I've posted an
Don> attempt to improve the family view. The new view features the
Wow, I didn't think you'd be this responsive to my comments! Thanks
for the fast work.
Don> 1) Active Person, with a bit more information (such as birth/death
I like this, but would it make sense to use buttons for the active
person and spouse, along with their respective parents? Maybe the
same type of buttons as are used in the pedigree view? The goal in
some ways to to tighten up the display, to make it more conscise and
compact, without losing the info display.
Don> 2) List of the active person's spouses, displaying information such
Don> as relationship type
I don't see this in the example screen shot. Can you elaborate on it
a bit more? Is that what the button between the the active person and
the spouse is for?
Don> 3) Children of the active person and selected spouse
Again, I think using the buttons from the Pedigree view here would be
good. When you clicked on a button (child or parent), that person
would become the active person.
Don> 4) Parents of the active person, along with the relationship type
Don> 5) Parents of the selected spouse, along with the relationship type
Very nice. Much easier to browse families now. I was trying to use
the pedigree view for this before, but it obviously isn't going to the
With the updated family view
Don> A screenshot can be found at the bottom of the page at:
Don> I'd be interested in some feedback.
Responding to your notes underneath the screen shot:
1. Maybe just put in a button to the right of the spouse field with a
+ shaped graphic in it. You hit that to add a new spouse. Then you
would possibly have a tabbed window of spouses?
2. Same thing with the kids. Put in a couple of buttons, one labeled
plus, the other minus (using graphics) to do adds/subtracts.
Though maybe just for the adds. Make deleting a person really
require that you make that person the Active Person instead.
3. If a parent relationship is empty, like the parent's of Janice Ann
in the example, clicking on the mother or father button would make
that potential person the Active Person, and you'd just fill in the
details. It would already have Janice Ann listed as a child when you
goto add the new parent.
4. I've answered this before, but make them buttons, so when you click
on them, they become the active person.
I'm admittedly pulling alot of the look and feel here from my use with
Reunion on the Mac. I really liked how they organized their family
display, and the overall program.