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ReactOS UI Concept

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Hi everyone! I want to introduce the concept of user interface for ReactOS.

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1st screenshot : explorer in two pane view .

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2nd : normal explorer with an unwrapped menu.

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3rd : explorer on all workspace path string deployed in the console.

I hope to provide a demonstration UI in web.
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Is this Explorer (file browser) and the menu on the right is that one which would appear after pressing Alt?

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It is possible by clicking on the right boundary, or by pressing the Alt key on your keyboard.

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Native Browser Concept
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Looking minimalist icons :)
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Rex - ReactOS Explorer

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I really like it! I don't think the devs would be interested though, their goal is to recreate Windows 2003's Explorer. You should look into making your own Explorer! Maybe it can be put into Rapps.

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Thank you.
I understand that developers are not interested in such. However, I believe that support for domestic themes based on CSS3 addn't interfere. Need API that can provide the necessary functionality.

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It resembles Windows 10.

I like it, simple and minimalistic

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Thanks. During minidemo on web. I'd manage to write js client for Xserver.

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I don't like this design. In my opionion flat design is just plain ugly - no matter whether it is from Microsoft, Apple, Google, or anybody else.

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Right - a matter of taste. However, you aren't forced to use similar themes - you can disable them! Minimalism showed himself very well - it's not overloaded and better perceived and remembered by the user. Flat - I agree on the fan, although there is a very attractive solution.

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bfg2407 wrote:it's not overloaded and better perceived and remembered by the user
Yes and no. Flat design also means minimalistic icons, usually monochrome. And speaking of those icons I cannot agree at all. By making icons minimalistic and monochrome, you take much information out of them and then they become difficult to distinguish. For instance I never had problems to use a complex UI like Visual Studio up to version 2010. Then Microsoft decided to make most icons monochrome and flat. Starting with VS 2012 I have huge problems to use the UI, because for me all icons look the same. I know brains do not work all the same and there are people out there for whom minimalistic icons are easier to remember. But I need the color and shadows to remember icons.
I have similar problems in Windows 10. There the icons are not that much a problem (because you never have many of them in one place), but I sometimes do not know where I can click, because buttons sometimes are just text, so I cannot see what is a button and what is not a button.

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I understand your point , I try both - or consider it . I 'm against only monochrome icons , but how to implement color - I have not decided yet .

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I decided to sketch the theme. Is there something wrong...
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bfg2407 wrote:Hi everyone! I want to introduce the concept of user interface for ReactOS.
like this? - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ni3N21jvSs

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