Mike, Simple is good, but getting things simple in the right way is a very hard thing to do. As an UI expert (postgrad level and working on UI every day) I understand your rants, but I also understand the UI team.
Thing is that what's "easy" is hard to define, it tends to come and go as fashion goes. For example, current trend (from several years now) is that youngsters find "flat" easy and skeumorphic ugly simply because they are used to see things like that. So the UI team have to balance three things: ease for hardcore veterans, be appealing and "modern" for the new wave, and being easy to use. So they try hard, and I wish them the best. OTOH If development for QtC was at least partially documented I would have put my grain of salt, as I have done in Qt5. On Qt5 I was mentored by Gunnar on how to really start hacking into code. Best regards, Ariel On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:51 AM, Mike Jackson <imikejack...@gmail.com> wrote: > <rant> > Rule 1: "new" way of doing user interfaces dictates that in no way > should the UI widgets indicate that they can be clicked, moved or > interacted with. It is entirely up to the user to simply click all over the > interface until some hidden menu shows up or something happens. > Rule 2: Ensure the contrast of user interface elements, especially text, > is so light as to alienate anyone with poor eyesight. > Rule 3: It is your design. You worked *hard* on it. It should be *hard* > to use. > </rant> > > Yes, I'm "old". Yes, I'm angry about the decline in usability of apps in > general over the last few years. QtCreator, where I spend 95% of my time > each day, going down in usability does not make me happy and only serves to > push me somewhere else. I had emailed about the scrollbars on Windows and > Linux which are so light in contrast they are very difficult to figure out > where the "handle" is at. > > -- > Mike Jackson [mike.jack...@bluequartz.net] > > > Jason H wrote: > >> What about the attached UI says that you can right click on Build& Run? >> >> It just looks like bold text. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Qt-creator mailing list >> Qtemail@example.com >> http://lists.qt-project.org/mailman/listinfo/qt-creator >> > _______________________________________________ > Qt-creator mailing list > Qtfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.qt-project.org/mailman/listinfo/qt-creator > -- Ariel Molina R. http://edis.mx
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