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From: 888 <hric888@yahoo.com.sg>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:13:06 +0800 (CST)
Message-ID: <20030923041306.54188.qmail@web20101.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

 --- Keith Hopper <kh@waikato.ac.nz> wrote: > From:
Keith Hopper <kh@waikato.ac.nz>
> To: www-amaya@w3.org
> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:04:19 +1200
> Subject: Re: When will be Amaya appearance changed?
> 
> 
> In article <3F6DC27D.6030609@tiscali.it>,
> 
> > > Of course icons change is not enough to have a
> user friendly interface 
> > > ... so if you have other remarks about amaya's
> user interface, I will 
> > > be happy to take into account all what you say.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Stephane
> 
> > Well, that's good news!
> > No, my only remark just now is about icons, if you
> change them I think 
> > it will be already a good improvement. Ah, they
> should be subtitled, or 
> > at least present tooltips!
> 
>      Up to a point! But whether you like tool tips
> or not that should also
> be customisable - I HATE them! As I commented in
> another forum recently
> what is really needed is not an interface which
> matches any particular
> window manager - but the ability to customise the
> window manager - far more
> important to me. I hate nearly all of them as they
> do not operate in what
> to me is a consistent way - irrespective of
> application.  This is a really
> difficult problem which started out over 30 years
> ago - when the technology
> was not available to do anything about it.
> 
>      We are now in the situation that lots of window
>  managers and
> applications have gone their own way - the tower of
> Babel in a different
> guise. While I appreciate that -some- people do not
> like the Amaya
> interface very much for one set of reasons, I
> dislike it too - but for a
> very different set of reasons (inter alia heavy
> reliance on pull down menus
> and so-called keyboard short-cuts - wwhich I can
> never remember from one
> application to another!).
> 
>      May I suggest, therefore, that changes to the
> interface be approached
> very very carefully and not in any hurry.  I am
> quite happy to continue
> using the existing interface - provided that some of
> the rendering engine
> style problems are resolved. I am finding more and
> more that I produce
> documents and style sheets using Amaya and then have
> to rely on other
> rendering engines to provide the visual image that
> the style sheet
> specification dictates (from CSS2.1 - even CSS3).
> 
>                          Keith
> 
> -- 
> City Desk
> Waikato University
> [PGP key available if desired]
>  

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