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ROS first run wizard?

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:23 pm
by geertvdijk
Didn't know for sure where this should be... However, since I designed something, I thought it would be the best inhere...
If ROS ever gets a first run wizard, which could be usefull, would this be something?
[img=http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8978 ... 7vg.th.jpg]
edit:
[img=http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8016 ... 3rh.th.jpg]
better?
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9001 ... run3yn.jpg
that better? includes icons for max, min and close...

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:09 pm
by Switchboy
Yes it might be a good idea to let users choose their GUI, set up the time and pic which shortcuts should be on the desktop (My Computer, My Network locations and My documents).

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:21 pm
by Phalanx
Looks more like you have started making a really nice theme to me :-)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:47 am
by Coviti
I think this would be a good idea, but in my opinion, it looks too much like SuSE Linux. I think a first run wizard would be a good idea, it should just look a little more ReactOS-like.

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:26 am
by geertvdijk
well I am thinking of that now indeed. please post if you like this one more ore less...
[img=http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8016 ... 3rh.th.jpg]

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:07 pm
by geertvdijk
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9001 ... run3yn.jpg
including the minimize, maximize and close icons... this might very well become a visual style...

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:36 pm
by Switchboy
I like it. It looks a bit like the plastic theme :D

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:14 pm
by .aart3k
I like it too but the first run wizard should look like the other parts of system , but if you can you can design a theme that is felt like yours current work.

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:02 pm
by geertvdijk
.aart3k wrote:I like it too but the first run wizard should look like the other parts of system , but if you can you can design a theme that is felt like yours current work.
yes, ofcourse. If this is going to be used, I think it would be the smartest to use one theme over all parts of installation and the standard GUI... So do the devs, probably...

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:06 am
by Phalanx
I like it cause it looks like a finished GUI which is easy on the eyes, which "classic" does not. However, I think the text/lines on the buttons needs to stand out just a bit more so you don't have to look too much at them.

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:59 am
by GaeTaN
I love this design, perhaps a little too much "blurred", but I love it !!
I hope ReactOS will include it when it'll suport themes :)

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:28 am
by Crappish
Lacks contrast, design wise. Also it's a tad dull. Needs more color.

Try to create lines with your design elements; makes it easier to comprehend. Like isolating the numbers on left side and pushing the text bit to left.

+ too much blur, like the one before me said

+ also the contrast between selected button and not selected should be clearer

Though it might be better to make it look more like the default UI. If you create visually complex wizard, which just doesn't match with "real world" you might end up disappointing users. It gives false expectations. Like rounded corners.

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:53 am
by Phalanx
Any work on this, maybe in an theme which will work on xp for now?

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:31 am
by geertvdijk
Phalanx wrote:Any work on this, maybe in an theme which will work on xp for now?
actually, I have 0 experience in creating .msstyle files, so I don't have a clue how to do it... However, I'll look into it and try... :D

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:52 pm
by Switchboy
geertvdijk wrote:
Phalanx wrote:Any work on this, maybe in an theme which will work on xp for now?
actually, I have 0 experience in creating .msstyle files, so I don't have a clue how to do it... However, I'll look into it and try... :D
There are very easy programs like stylebuilder to make .msstyle files. Or you can use Resource Hacker to manually replace all the bitmaps :wink: