I'd appreciate some feedback on this one guys.
I can't say much about the project except this...Its desktop software for PC. It's a teachers aid, used for preparing their classes.
The left sidebar icons act as drag and drop elements for their corresponding actions. The properties of each icon are displayed in the right hand sidebar.
Don't forget the @2x
Take a look at the large view here
Feedback is greatly appreciated. Cheers!
6 months ago
I'm not sold on the font you're using for the buttons, they could look cleaner, it feels like it'd be a mac program by the theme/style of it or more like a webapp. That being said, overall it looks great!
@Ty Thanks for your feedback TY, a couple of questions. What don't you like about the font? Its Arial, the go to PC standard.
Also, any ideas about how it would look more PC?
@Nathan Powell - I know its a standard font, It's just one of those things that can look a little pixellated in places and at that size it does pixelate a bit. I'm extremely picky though. If you want it to look more "windows" as opposed to mac, gradients plays a large factor in that, especially in windows 8. Don't get me wrong, I think the skin you've done is beautiful, and will look good on any OS, so guess my only suggest would be tone down the gradients a little on the top bar. If the side bar is for drag and drop i'd keep them as is as they look like buttons.
@Ty Thanks for the clarification Ty, any suggestions on a crystal clear font that works at small sizes? Cheers
Very clean indeed. As others have said, it's probably too Mac like. (which to me, is a compliment haha) I would also suggest against completely custom UIs. At the very least, I'd keep the standard window chrome provided by Windows. (Probably not your problem, but full custom UIs also mean WM_PAINT hell, leading to lots of development time and bugs)
The window chrome I'm referring to is this: http://goo.gl/JkPJj
It may not be the prettiest, but users do expect the consistency.
@Jay Phelps There seems be a common thread here, not PC enough. Hmmm.
With regards to the window chrome, I actually removed it for the shot, the app is nested within its respective window frame.
I'll have some updates for tomorrow so hopefully I can take a look at these suggestions. Cheers for the great feedback jay.
by Nathan Powell
After some comments from the previous post, and feedback from the client I've made some changes.
As you can see it's possibly even more Mac now :) Still things to work through.
Feedback appreciated. Like's are also appreciated.
View the @2x or full view here. Cheers!
6 months ago
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