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Re: Sublime UI

Postby atomi on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:24 pm

theblacklion wrote:Plz remember that Apple tried the "tabs within titlebar" thingy for some time and they got a bunch of bad criticisms for it. People mainly had problems hitting the titlebar correctly for dragging the windows. We should not try to get into that area - just like the border of the plate belongs to the customer (and should not get messed up with food).


The popularity of Google's Chrome and the consequent adoption by both Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 (and others?) counters this point unequivocally.

I really hope that Jon improves and documents the theme area properly so that we can have proper native (including native scrollbars or look-alike) and negative themes (with cool custom gfx).


I can agree with this - as long as performance and cold starts aren't affected.
But, ultimately, I feel the presentation tier is far along enough.
And development should be focused on adding some of the more imposing features, like sidebar file operations and context based snippets/code completion.
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Re: Sublime UI

Postby JLikeF on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:38 pm

theblacklion wrote:One question I miss in every discussion is: How should it look like on other systems than windows? For example the dark sidebar above looks quite awful within OSX using a light color scheme.


I did do a mock-up on OSX but never uploaded it, it still has Windows scrollbars but doesn't look too bad having a dark interface on the OSX chrome.

I think there is still more than enough space on in the title bar to move without worrying about usability. I think the main issue is actually doing it and then working out how tabs will work when there are 2-4 panes open in the window.
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Re: Sublime UI

Postby mikeb on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:39 pm

It's my understanding that Sublime uses a custom UI toolkit... and as for scrollbars I would like to see them in the style of this theme and/or chrome extension.

http://skiesofazel.deviantart.com/art/Orta-184118297
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jfichaompnhpmlpjhcjebedbgaeoeple

Thanks sublimeuser for the tip on the chrome scrollbars extension, they are so much better and make chrome much nicer.
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Re: Sublime UI

Postby qqq on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 am

The default UI has to change because it's dramatic.

If I want to discern the active tab among the inactive ones I have to get closer to the monitor.
Highlight when using "Go to anything" is barely visible to the human eye.
It takes some skill or a trained eye to actually spot the scrollbars.

I don't begin to know what the author of this UI had in mind. Mortification?
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Re: Sublime UI

Postby guillermooo on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:52 am

I don't begin to know what the author of this UI had in mind. Mortification?


I'm guessing it was rather simplicity, but I do agree that the default theme's usability isn't optimal and should be fixed.
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