[squeak-dev] Re: Morphic Designer

Stephan Eggermont stephan at stack.nl
Wed Jul 9 13:43:38 UTC 2014

Blake wrote:
>First, is it the general understanding that Morphic Designer is the best way to go 
>when trying to write business GUI apps (i.e. text controls, drop downs, list boxes, 
>buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, buttons, etc.)?

General understanding is that the best way is to create a rich domain model that
allows you to generate most of the GUI. Business applications tend to have a large to 
very large number of domain concepts, and GUI designers work on too low a level
to allow efficient cross-cutting changes to be made. 

They are great for very small applications, to prototype and experiment, and to 
customize the most used screens of the application. A first step towards making
them more useful for larger applications would be to stop using system wide fonts
and colors and to delegate that to an application level object, so you could e.g. refer
to the selected-tab-font-color and don't have to change that in 50 screens.


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