I've worked on the buttons last night, and I'll present them tonight or tomorrow night.  I'm not quite happy with the current landscape button for instance, it's too busy.

In the meanwhile, what do you think of the simple window buttons?

J

On 3/10/08, Fabien Chéreau <fabien.chereau@googlemail.com> wrote:
I think the old simple style still looks better.. If you replace the buttons by the old ones (from the zip file), the GUI just looks simpler.
Fab


On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:48 PM, Rob Spearman <rob@digitaliseducation.com> wrote:

I was thinking the buttons would look better without the gray rectangles
behind them.  A radial gradient instead might look better but still
distinguish the buttons.

Also, there is no planet button.  Or a stop time button.  The latter
might be useful when zoomed in and the nebula keeps moving off screen
because the user does not know about tracking... :)

Just my 2 cents.

Rob

On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 22:43 +0100, Johan Meuris wrote:
> I try to commit the new simple icons, but I get:
>
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: MKACTIVITY of '/svnroot/stellarium/!
> svn/act/cc90e550-dd91-467e-8b91-1062cb831bfc': authorization failed
> (https://stellarium.svn.sourceforge.net)
> error (1)
>
> I'm using eSVN for this, it used to work fine?
>
>
> Johan
>
>
> On 3/9/08, Johan Meuris <johan.meuris@gmail.com> wrote:
>         Yeah, you're right.  I've been away from it for some time due
>         to being very busy at work, and I agree completely.
>         I will try to make them simpler.
>
>         Also, I'm extremely happy to see that the subpixel smoothing
>         is gone!  Makes the icons looks much more crisp.
>
>         Johan
>
>
>         On 3/4/08, Fabien Chéreau <fabien.chereau@googlemail.com>
>         wrote:
>                 Hi guys,
>                 After some days without coding, I come back on the new
>                 GUI and I realize that I am not so happy with the
>                 whole set of buttons... My feeling is that everything
>                 look a bit too complicated, too much small details and
>                 at the end it's not very readable and relaxing.
>                 I was comparing the icon from the first version to
>                 now, and it looked much more minimalist and pleasing
>                 to see although they also had defects, such as the
>                 visibility on a light  background. (see attached
>                 screenshot). So it feels to me that we went a bit in
>                 the wrong direction a some point..
>                 I am sorry to say that after Johan spent some days on
>                 it, but it's what I feel, what do you think?
>                 Fabien
>
>
>
>                 On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:45 PM, Johan Meuris
>                 <johan.meuris@gmail.com> wrote:
>                         I added a background to the window buttons.  I
>                         like this a lót more.  It's easier to read
>                         now.  I need to make it more
>                         transparent, as it's too bright.  Still need to change the star on the question mark, the active/inactive state of the window buttons and the glows.
>
>                         Johan
>
>                         On 2/26/08, Fabien Chéreau
>                         <fabien.chereau@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>                                 On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 11:32 PM,
>                                 Johan Meuris <johan.meuris@gmail.com>
>                                 wrote:
>                                         I updated the button icons to
>                                         make them more uniform
>                                         looking, to address Fabien's
>                                         concern about the look.  I
>                                         added a background that
>                                         changes brightness in on or
>                                         off state, but it isn't clear
>                                         enough yet I think.  Must add
>                                         a glow of some sort.
>
>                                         What do you think?  Too
>                                         pink ; ) ?
>
>                                 Hi, I like them more. It really makes
>                                 the button bar more readable. If you
>                                 improve the status/glow, it will be
>                                 perfect :)
>
>
>                                         On 2/24/08, Matthew Gates
>                                         <matthewg42@gmail.com> wrote:
>                                                 On Sunday 24 February
>                                                 2008, Johan Meuris
>                                                 wrote:
>                                                 > > I prefer not to
>                                                 have the star as the
>                                                 dot on the "?" icon.
>
>                                 Me neither, in principle I like the
>                                 idea of having stars on each icon but
>                                 at the end it looks a bit more
>                                 cluttered..
>
>
>                                                 > Any particular
>                                                 reason, or is it
>                                                 personal taste?  I'm
>                                                 trying to keep it
>                                                 > just a little
>                                                 whimsical, but if you
>                                                 think it's confusing
>                                                 I'll take it
>                                                 > out...
>
>                                 Fabien
>
>
>
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