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Hi all,

Okay, official development has started!
Thank you very much for all your comments, opinions and suggestions, like you allready could see, we took notion of them!
But now, like they say in Vegas, all bets or off.
As soon as we have something ready in alpha, we'll let ya know!

Kind regards,

Reno (The one of the RENODesk)

SegFault

18 years ago

The style looks really great.
But I don't know which style (snapshot 1/2) I like best.
I'd say, you should keep the rounded Radiobuttons, the shadows, the "clean" progressbar of snapshot 1 and let the user choose if he wants the scrollbars/buttons in the style of snapshot 1 or 2.
I'd prefer the buttons of snapshot 2 because they're clean and original.

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Ty

18 years ago

Holy Moly!

You've more than hit the nail on the head with the second update to the first screenshot, you've knocked it perfectly flush into the wood!

Code that baby! :o)

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Gulliver

18 years ago

Whow!
Update 2 makes it just perfect!
Is it just a fake screenshot for now, or allready a real style?
Hoping for second but believing in first (c;

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renoken

18 years ago

Hi,

For now it's still fake, I can't change the code that fast. And I ain't feeling like changing the code over and over again until I like it. I first want to have the global idea and shape made in the Gimp, and then we start coding.

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Gulliver

18 years ago

this is why I believed in first (c;
If you were able to change the code that fast, you would be the greatest (c:

But what do you think, how long will you need to make a usable Alpha or Beta?

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renoken

18 years ago

Hi,

Tim allready did some coding, and will upload his work onto my cvs server in two or three days. Then we will start with the real work. So my guess is that the first alpha version will be ready in two-three weeks, maybe sooner...

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rbonthond

18 years ago

my compliments, the 1e screeny is now perfect !

really

thank you very much.



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ubel

18 years ago

Your style looks great. Original and plain.
It's plain enough to be used as every day desktop style and looks nice enough to impress people.

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aergern

18 years ago

I like the sliders in the 2nd screen shot much better then the normalish everyday one's in the 1st shot. This style is pretty damn nice. :)

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uninet

18 years ago

I really like this style. Personally, I vote for the first screenshot's style, but with a gradient like the second shot. I really perfer the square button in the first shot to the one with the little notches missing.

Best,
Tim

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blub

18 years ago

I looks very cool !!

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redmac5

18 years ago

I like your style.
The first screenshot is imo better. In the second, the "split" sliders don't appeal to me too much.

If you could go for a style similiar to this it would be great:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/preview.php?file=2312-1.jpg&PHPSESSID=0e03c82e4b66ef6e80cc09ac02d8f4ed
I'm not asking for it to be exactly the same though.

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Ty

18 years ago

First of all, let me say how much I LOVE the idea of this style! It's simple, it's elegant, and it's...well, it's a new look that is professional-looking (not Fischer-Price) and usable.

1) No gradient - as others have pointed out, it destroys the elegance. I personally prefer KDE Default over HiColor Default for that reason. But still, keep it as an option in KControl for those who insist.

2) More shadows for widget elements. Keep the widgets themselves flat (eg, pushbuttons, readiobuttons, checkboxes, etc), but make them appear a little more raised from the window background - this improves usability by making the widgets more discernable from the background, especially so since everything (including the widgets themselves) is flat. It appears now that every widget does have shadow; I would just suggest make it a little bit (not a lot!) more pronounced. BTW, I love it! :o)

3) Colors - make them configurable (ie, go with the current color scheme). For example, I assume the orange border in the button in the screenshot is meant to show that it's the default button (has keyboard focus). Some folks may not care for orange. I would suggest keeping the border, but make it a darker hue than the color of the window background.

4) Definitely use regular shapes. The offset rectangles in the second screenshot make look cool at first, but that's gonna confuse the hell outta people and look just gaudy later on. It serves no functional purpose (things like shadows, however, do)

5) Progress bar - increase the contrast between the progress bar background and the progress bar text.

All things considered, this a GREAT style (referring to the first screenshot), and I'm truly excited that this style is coming into existence.

Eagerly looking forward to what may come,
Ty

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wvl

18 years ago

- the scrollbar and associated arrows are a few mm's too thin

- the combobox arrow should point down

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nomar

18 years ago

Make the style configurable, so the user can choose wether to enable gradients, and the widget shape (rectangular, fancy like in the first shot, perhaps rounded, too?), etc. That would make a killer style!

PS: Will you port RenoDesk to KDE3? It's one of the few thinks i miss from 2.x ...

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Deviant

18 years ago

Renodesk for kde 3 :-)

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renoken

18 years ago

This style is NOT the new RENODesk Style. It's something else I do with Tim. Maybe in the near future I will port the current RENODesk style to KDE3. With maybe I don't mean that it might never be, but just maybe not in the near future.

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rbonthond

18 years ago

aaah... me like !

is it possible to add "stripes" to the progress bar, eg a little line each 10% procent ? see http://cotito.free.fr/projects/Gonx/0090.png for a better visual explanation ?

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general42

18 years ago

Congrats. I like your style's apparent simplicity. Themes like Keramik or Liquid look great at first sight but soon become enervating when used on a daily basis. I personally switched from Keramik to .NET.
One suggestion, though. I don't fancy the angular shape of the scrollbar and the slider. It somewhat disturbs your style's elegance.

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rbonthond

18 years ago

looks good !
but you wanted some feedback, so here it is:

* definately no gradients: looks fine for one button, but messy for a whole screen full of buttons.
* i do not like the progress bar: i dome like http://cotito.free.fr/projects/Gonx/0090.png looks simple and readable.
* could it be possible go give the graphics a (very) small 3d shadow so they jump out more ?

keep up the good work, it is appreciated !

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Gulliver

18 years ago

I missed your RENOdesk style for KDE 3!
But this style is really amazing!
Finish the work and post it for Download (c:

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acollins

18 years ago

Go for the gradient version. I love it!

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armstrong

18 years ago

definitively without gradient.
My experience is: gradients may look
good for a single button or so, but if you use em everywhere it gets disturbing... Keep the design 'flat'.

That makes the style much more useable

Thomas

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redrat

18 years ago

Both screenshots look great. I like the one with the gradient more. But I think the best would be, that you let the user chose what version they want, so make a kcontrol module where the user can change it...

just my 2 cents.
-red

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keysor

18 years ago

Looks like a good new style-- nice and simple like RENODesk. Usually I'd say always use a gradient, but I think it looks ok without it-- the shadow is enough. The progress bar is a little hard to read, though...

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