A couple of simple ergonomic adjustments
gazzaguru2 at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 12 18:32:13 UTC 2007
Indeed. Most of the UI stuff was intended to support the Report Builder (our
clients are used to some VB grimness), so a consisten look-and-feel was
required. Still, I love Squeak and (most of the time) Morphic. Very
flexible, if rather obtuse at times!
We are looking to give something back to the community, we'll see if some of
the things can be accepted since I've had to rather hack some of Morhpic to
give us some ease-of-introduction to tradional developers. Don't worry too
much, we are committed to supporting this with however Squeak goes....
Again, thanks to Andy Tween for his work with Freetype. Was going to have to
tackle platform fonts on my own otherwise!
I use Gentoo at (office) work and Windows 2000 at home, making sure this is
At Pinesoft (http://www.pinesoft.co.uk) we are committed to moving our
business forward into a more flexible model and Squeak allows us to do that
while keeping the customers happy!
(...remembers the joy of easily doing graphical stuff with Smalltalk V for
DOS, ooh, around 20 years ago. Gosh, twenty years and still Smalltalk is the
Thanks for the support!
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[mailto:squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Mikael
Sent: 12 July 2007 7:17 pm
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Subject: Re: A couple of simple ergonomic adjustments
Gary, that looks fantastic!
The different dialogs you have in this screenshot also look very solid:
Are you a company developing apps in Squeak? Very nice work.
2007/7/12, Gary Chambers <gazzaguru2 at btinternet.com>:
> And some not-so-simple ergonomic adjustments ;-)
> A piccy of my Squeak desktop along with one of our applications.
> Nearly ready to release into the community as an add-on package (minus
> the report builder), though does modify (fix) quite a bit of morphic
> Uses the FreetypePlus package (good work Andy!).
> Supports a few different "themes", including one that looks more like
> "standard" squeak. Provides a nice UI for some standard (business
> application like) services, choosing colours, selecting a font etc.
> Also provides a framework for creating "standard" morphs (checkboxes,
> drop-lists etc).
> If there's any interest I'll speed up getting it ready for release.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of
> Giovanni Corriga
> Sent: 09 July 2007 12:16 pm
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> Subject: Re: A couple of simple ergonomic adjustments
> Il giorno lun, 09/07/2007 alle 11.25 +0200, Mikael Kindborg ha
> > Hi, those are nice changes. I also feel that a font like VeraSans
> > greatly improves the user experience. Looks much more
> > professional/fun/clear in my opinion. I speculate that people who
> > try out Squeak would be more positive to the system with better
> > looking default fonts.
> Even better, we could use the free and unencumbered Liberation fonts:
> Here's a screenshot of one of my work images:
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