Good answer, I for one would like to add a vote for the new UI.
On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Brian Lloyd wrote:
> > I think the new UI for 2.3 is great improvement over 2.2.
> > I'm already finding the sorted tables of folder contents
> useful, and
> > having the add new items select at the top saves time.
> > However, I do not like the 3-frame interface. I feel that
> the top frame
> > is wasted space. The Zope logo and "Logged in as username
> | Logout"
> > could as easily go at the bottom of the tree-view frame on
> the left.
> > This would leave extra screen space for doing work.
> > I realize that I can make the frame smaller by dragging it
> with my
> > mouse. I do a lot of TTW development, and I think I might
> find that
> > cumbersome, so I guess I'll be hacking the top frame out
> of my
> > management interface :-)
> Are you guys working on 486's with 13in. monitors at 640x480
> something? :^)
> Seriously - Zope has been criticized for a very long time
> being, ah, aesthetically challenged :) It is a valid
> - we have been (and quite honestly, will continue to be)
> concerned with function over form. But is it really so bad
> make a 32 pixel-high concession to a small pittance of
> I know that "branding" isn't important for those who are
> believers, but Zope has grown enough that its reasonable to
> some effort into "first impression factor". It doesn't help
> community for reviews to come out that waste words on the
> visual appeal shortcomings of the UI and totally miss the
> point. A better first impression is a Good Thing.
> The top frame is also a place where we might want to put
> "placeless" operations like logout in the future. You can
> jam so much into the tree pane without it looking very much
> like way too much is being jammed into the tree pane :)
> one of the things we may put there later is a way to do
> preferences" via cookies to control things like default text
> area sizes. That could also have a "hide top frame" option
> those who really can't spare the 32px. :^)
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