[Scummvm-devel] RFC: Touch interface for ScummVM

Matthew Hoops clone2727 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 23:10:59 CEST 2013

Now, that I finally got to sit down and take a closer look :)

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Johannes Schickel <lordhoto at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think you missed my point, so let me explain it again. See, I'm not
> saying we should do an old fashioned design (like for example our
> classic theme). I'm saying we should make a modern design which has a
> connection to our project and thus isn't simply some generic modern
> design. The current sketch really feels like that to me, i.e. it looks
> simply like a generic application following the Metro design of Windows
> 8. I'm not saying that this is bad per se, but it feels "boring" in my
> opinion, there is no connection between our project origin/roots/goals
> and the visualization. Of course, this is also not really present in our
> current GUI. However, that does *not* mean that our current GUI is good
> in that aspect (after all, we are trying to be better this time,
> right?). I think such a visual reference gives the user some impression
> that we put special care/thought/love into our GUI and overall project.
> The current sketch looks like we have some nice clean well-designed GUI
> based on currently popular design principles, but it's really nothing
> special IMHO.
The design is not horrible, but I tend to agree with Johannes. It
think it would be good to go with a retro-chic look.

At the *very least*, it should be more in-line with our website
design. More orange and red, less green.

Aside: I wouldn't call the classic GUI in ScummVM "pixelated" anyway.
It's just plain. With lots of black. It's also boring.


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