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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2024, 08:43:49 am »
I like the idea, but I think that excluding existing projects is kinda a bad call. I'd argue that without purpose for an application, there cannot be "good" UI (maybe there can be flashy and "pretty" UI, but that does not imply good, in my experience) - and who's going to create an application with a specific purpose pretty much because of this very contest? :)

Also, objective criteria for "good"/"best" are neither possible, nor necessary. Just let users submit their own creations that they happen to be proud of, UI-wise, and let the popular vote decide.

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2024, 12:27:40 pm »
Ok. We can have 2 categories. One. For existing projects and one for the Todo list.

One where you can show your best project. Only look will be voted because you do not have to share the source. Just share some screenshots.

And the Todo list that must include sources to compile and test.

Better now?

We have a lot of time to work in our Todo list or improve our existing project.

 All projects can participate even if they are closed source or open source. But screenshot is mandatory else we can't decide.

All right I think all is good so we can start the contest.


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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2024, 03:49:30 pm »
Nobody will start? So here my 5 pennies.
As already told, my scope and interest is not a "contest" but sharing of idaas for to get inspired by "how do others".
Here my file explorer as taylored for own needs. Light and dark mode;
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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2024, 03:51:04 pm »
2 dialogs already attached (both dark here), but separately ("The maximum attachment size allowed is 500 KB")
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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2024, 05:02:24 pm »
Thanks for sharing =)

Looking good.

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2024, 01:22:40 pm »
work in progress, first step to fill a box with actual existing data is done
Alpha worked on OwnerDrawn, currently its on a light theme but will finally auto do theming (windows)
Limit text drawing to the actual size of column
Selected item gets italic and bold
Selected item gets highlighted blue

My idea is, for a near one year project, to ownerdraw update more and more like adding icon in same way explorer does it etc...
Since I must do invent existing wheels again and again it needs time :P

My projects running speed will be good for slow or normal speed users since retrieving data needs a little. (nothing else but file or folder name exists right now)

At the end a small widget that you can move alphablended on screen around and react on a click to open the first listview mode: explorer listing
and this explorer listing is what I do show plus effects
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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2024, 05:16:36 pm »
Hi, this is a game of Yathzee I did in 2022 Learning Lazarus:

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2024, 08:44:04 pm »
Thanks KodeZwerg and Dzandaa  :)

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2024, 04:48:25 pm »
Its getting darker and now a base set of information is getting interpreted already, for the attribute field i plan something nice ...
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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2024, 09:52:34 pm »
I can't resist, I'm not participating but sharing my old 'WinDS PRO Apps 2015', made with Lazarus.

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2024, 12:28:04 am »
Finished the attribute field, should I continue with this or redo?
(Later a click event on those dots will open an extended attribute editor, including system compression and system encryption)
Currently it display the most important attributes
A - Archive
R - ReadOnly
H - Hidden
S - System
C - Compressed
X - Encrypted

Later the filenames do also color differently on different attribute levels.

Click event to get correct index back from whatever row/column is finished.
Now I do jump into IDE and begin with Attribute Editor :P
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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2024, 12:53:48 am »
Great job  :)

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2024, 11:40:56 pm »
I’m wondering that there‘s so few input from other apps.

So i try to trigger a bit for ideas by input from an existing app. It is a folder synch app, and the task was here, in dark mode to have a good styling for to differentiate a toolbar panel against a panel having two different folder input combo boxes. There are a couple of options to show:

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2024, 12:29:02 am »
I don't like the first, too much contrast in the top panel.

But I like the lot of contrast, if given in both directions like in the 2nd.

The others are good. But again I don't like the top panel, is a very big contrast there. Try something softer... IMHO.  :)

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Re: Your best UI design - contest
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2024, 12:50:59 am »
#1 resulted from the original gradient settings of the panel component .. and I was not happy, it appears to unrest.

So the search for good looking alternatives and at the end I couldn’t decide, sigh .. so I let is as option ..
My own personal favorite is #2, which I’m working with daily for my data backup purposes.

If you mean with “top panel”: the toolbar, yes, maybe, but I’d played a lot here too and that was my favorite at the end / dark theme (if softer, either the readability of the text will suffer, or it appears in overall too dark).
But it is a very very  interesting stuff to search a layout one itself is happy to work with!  :)
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