[self-interest] Comments & UI

Jan-Paul Bultmann janpaulbultmann at me.com
Tue Nov 2 22:20:37 UTC 2010

On Nov 2, 2010, at 12:07 AM, Russell Allen wrote:

> Hey Jan,
> I agree the current look and feel needs an overhaul, but it's not what I'd
> try first as it is a big job to do it properly!
> There's a morphic chapter in the handbook at docs.selflanguage.org which
> is probably a place to start learning about how morphic in Self works.
> What would be really interesting and useful (and actually doable in the
> short term) would be writing some notes on what you're learning about the
> system as you investigate it. If you want you could make them blogposts on
> the Self blog, or just post them to the mailing list...
I'll see what I can do :D
I'm currently shifting towards one feature I think I have to do :): Zooming
As I drill down the slot hierarchies, the screen gets really cluttered, zooming would solve this once and for all.
I am still thinking how this could be done though, maybe some intermediate object, between world morph and the rest, to still get the hand morph right... I wish they had done that...
            /          \
        hand    word <- just play with the scale

> Best wishes, Russell
> > Hey,
> > As I'm fooling around with the word, trying to create a background
> > picture:D, I really have a hard time understanding some of the objects
> > (why has the arrow head, the tail and the body the ability to draw itself
> > for example), documentation is really lacking. So what do you think of a
> > small game^^ we create a counter for objects with comments, and who gets
> > the most points wins at the end of the week :D.
> >
> > I am currently trying hard to create a look like the one of Quartz
> > Composer, I like Nextstep, but grey may be a bit out^^. What do you think?
> >
> > Cheers Jan
> >

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