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14. Apr. 2010
Concerning 4D, I'm stuck with window-types from last century. No unified-window, no transparent window, no drawers or sidebars, … These days was a discussion concerning Mac window type lately.
Brushed metal was a first design attempt, succeeded by unified-window, finetuned in SnowLeopard. I don't want to jump onto the last carriage of the train, i.e. no window type 2048 for any of my 4Dapps.
Depends on what you want to solve with SVG:
Main question: which editor? The 4D formeditor is a good start, GET FORM OBJECTS and GET OBJECT RECT are my friends. Nearly perfect except I can't get the content of static text (the getters of V12 can't do that either).
I could find a workaround for that, like using OmniGraffle. Great tool to create SVGs. But then how do I get the fields and variables connected to SVG-objects.
Drawing SVG seems easy, see the three circels. Handling of the UI is of tremendous work and torment.
Just one example: SVG supports highlighting like :hover in CSS. That could help. Try it yourself: hover the circles.
That's an option for user-forms. But then: why not put a PDF in the background and move the enterable fields and vars? Works and prints great in V11 on Mac.
But then a user prefers the grey theme and my app is still red, yellow, green. No way.
As long as the lowest common denominator is the tent-pole, the UI-development is stuck. That's why we are stuck with 10-year old windows, because Windows™ doesn't know about windows and the plural s is a fake. Metallic window is nearly 10 years old, was new with iTunes 1 in 2001, died in 2005 in favor for unified-window. And that's good!
I'll go where the engine is.
Do my users care? Some do, some don't. I do! Why? It's bad for my eyes and it costs me money: "Your app looks old-fashioned, unsexy!"
PNG in V11
* the PNG-implentation of V11 has a lot of potential. Here the simulation of a transparent window. Enhancing the look of a 4Dapp with PNGs is cheaper, faster and not bad. ↵
Anybody with better looking grey bars for the top? Better graphics are appreciated. Thanks!
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