Subject Re: [IBO] Re: Framed Edit controls?
Author Paul Gallagher
I have seen the Cooper page before. Ironic though, that their samples are
full of flat buttons and gratuitous color combinations. I guess the point
is, it make the app interesting, and keeps the users interest.


""mmenaz"" <mmenaz@...> wrote in message
> --- In IBObjects@y..., "Paul Gallagher" <paul@t...> wrote:
> > Marco,
> > I partially disagree with you. Color is a tool that should be used. It
> > should not be a distraction, but it should be something that can help a
> > identify something quickly.
> Sure, I don't tell you that color are bad, is a "aesthetic" use of it,
like it seems to become more and more common, that I disapprove.
> > For example, I have an app that I am working on
> > that has several data-entry modules that are quite similar. I use a
> > different pastel color for the background for each, so that the user
> > not get confused.
> Sounds good.
> >
> > As far as the flat button styles, I don't really like them either. The
> > office 2000 style buttons that change color when the mouse is dragged
> > are good. It gives the user a positive feedback that the button is a
> Really funny. You make the button not look like a button (flat), and then
you have to invent something to give the user a feedback that he is on a
button! And count that with a no flat button, I know EXACTLY where to move
the mouse at the very start, with those flat one I have a "not well defined"
area, so I need the visual feedback you are telling about when I'm on that
area. SO BAD!
> Of course we can talk about that for centuries... ;)
> If you permit me to share with you a useful thing I've found, have a look
> I've found his books very very interesting and.. fundamental. They have
changed the way I look at programs (and tecnology devices in general).
> Regards
> Marco Menardi
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