Let it breathe

23 Responses

  1. simurai simurai

    I really liked Matthew's idea of removing the "input look", once you focus a text field. It frees up the claustrophobic feeling and lets your typing give some breathing room. Also the UX doesn't get compromised because in the unfocused state it's still screaming: "Hey, I'm a text input, click me".

    So it's now also on tlk.io. But we still have to add that the text field grows when you type more than one line, otherwise it's not really freeing. ;-)

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    over 2 years ago

  2. Manolo Sañudo Manolo Sañudo

    interesting idea, I quite like it :D

    over 2 years ago

  3. Pierre Pierre

    This is very cool!

    over 2 years ago

  4. Jon Kantrowitz Jon Kantrowitz

    I like the idea, but it needs an affordance to indicate when more than two lines of text have been typed. This is especially true on Mac OS X, where scroll bars aren't visible and the resize handle that OS X adds to text fields is missing.

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    over 2 years ago

  5. Andy Shaw Andy Shaw

    Really like the interaction of throwing the text up into the stream. Think I'll try that too ;)

    over 2 years ago

  6. Sergio Alvarez Sergio Alvarez

    yeap, interesting idea!

    over 2 years ago

  7. Marcio Barrios Marcio Barrios

    It's not for all cases but it I like the approach!

    over 2 years ago

  8. Javi Pérez Javi Pérez

    the new input style is coming... Yeah!

    over 2 years ago

  9. Basheer Tome Basheer Tome

    Really cool but one suggestion: If you start typing your message, and then go back to type your name, could you add a key-event for hitting enter on your nickname to send the message?

    over 2 years ago

  10. Stephan Wetzl Stephan Wetzl

    Really cool gif animation !

    over 2 years ago

  11. Mani Mani

    nice :)

    over 2 years ago

  12. Abhi Chirimar Abhi Chirimar

    You killed it with this one. Simply cool!

    over 2 years ago

  13. Cameron Dearsley Cameron Dearsley

    Ahhh yeah, this is incredible. Coolest input I've ever seen!

    over 2 years ago

  14. JP Boneyard JP Boneyard

    Yeah!

    over 2 years ago

  15. Matthew Sanders Matthew Sanders

    Well done!

    over 2 years ago

  16. simurai simurai

    @Jon Yes, the plan is that when you type more than one line, the (invisible) textfield expands and grows in height. So you won't see any text get cut off. I hope it's gonna work.

    @Basheer Hmm.. Sounds great, but isn't that kinda an edge case? I think people type their name just once.

    over 2 years ago

  17. Scott Gledhill Scott Gledhill

    love it!

    about 2 years ago

  18. Jordan Dobson Jordan Dobson

    Nice work man!

    about 2 years ago

  19. Tom Giannattasio Tom Giannattasio

    bad ass!

    about 2 years ago

  20. Matthew Farag Matthew Farag

    Nicely done, Sim. My only suggestion is to block Enter inserting a line return, so you don’t get a line flicker. Also, if you post it onkeydown or oninput instead of onkeyup, you get a bonus half second of instantness.

    Is that a parallax effect I see in the first four seconds of the video?

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    about 2 years ago

  21. simurai simurai

    @Matthew Yep, that flicker, when the line break gets added before posting it, bugs me too. Maybe that **onkeydown** you're mentioning already solves it. Thanks, will try that out.

    Yeah, right. There is a parallax effect. It's nice, but scroll performance is suffering a bit. ;-(

    about 2 years ago

  22. Gio Soseba Gio Soseba

    Awesome simurai! :)

    about 2 years ago

  23. Samuel Couto Samuel Couto

    Neat! Very very neat!

    almost 2 years ago

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