Sorry for the very long reply delay!
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 1:51 AM, Matthew Gates <matthewg42@...> wrote:
> On Thursday 27 March 2008, Fabien Chéreau wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just continued a bit the View window fo the GUI and also changed
> > slightly the style sheet.
> > I would need your comments on it. Especially, where to put what. I am
> > unsure about a couple of things:
> > - Should I move the Shooting Stars section from "Sky" to "Ground"?
> The sky tab is more logical, but if we need to make room for other more
> important options, we cold move this rarely used item. Maybe we could have
> a "visual effects" tab and put shooting stars, and it could also contain a
> slider for the light pollution. But we should only split it if the sky tab
> is too full.
I think I will then try to fit it all in the Sky section.
I also added a light pollution setup in the Ground window. The name
Ground is not so good since it also include atmosphere..
> > - Should I move the Labels and Markers section from "Sky" to "Marking"?
> What is a star marker? Do you mean the name label?
Label + maybe in the future variable and double indicators.
> > - Is the projection list box useful and is it at the good position?
> I'm not sure about it being in the Marking tab. A listbox is OK for me, but
> a drop-down would be OK too, or radio buttons. I'm sure there are
> interface guidelines for this sort of thing, but I am unsure which is most
I implemented it as a list box, it is quite flexible and looks
alright. But I still don't really know where to put it :(
> > - Are the Show Milky Way and Show bright textures buttons really useful?
> Ultimately I would like to see all options available through the GUI, but
> maybe we should have another tab for the rarely used ones.
The rarely used things will go in the program config window I guess.
> > - Should we use capitalized labels in the GUI e.g. "Show Shooting
> > Stars" instead of "Show shooting stars"?
> I don't care so long as it is consistent.
I'll stick to normal first letter of sentence capitalized. This is
anyway local specific.
> > Any other comments are very welcome.
> A few little things:
> * The checked status of check boxes is too light.
> * The text colour for radio buttons is dark, but should be the same as the
> other label text.
> * The scale spinbox would look better if it were aligned with the one above
> * Group boxes do not have consistent padding with the edge of the form.
I will fix that at the end using layouts.
> * The icons have ugly border effects.
Specific images have to be done for the GUI, I used the icons in the
mean time (johan?).
> * The slider position indicator doesn't display properly (white background).
I still have to style it..