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    Default New button components I'm working on

    Just thought I'd share the design for a new set of buttons I'm creating and see what people think about the idea before I take it any further.

    These buttons will be available in several sizes and colours and possibly shapes.

    When pressed, the button itself, the glyph (in this case play) and the specular highlight will move, but the recess that surrounds it will not.

    There is an optional glow, that can be turned on and off using a state variable, not yet sure whether to provide the glyphs in dark and light versions to indicate a state or not.

    Let me know if you like the style of the button. Pretty much everything is mutable at this stage.

    I'll try to provide a sample CCF over the weekend so you can see what the button looks like when pressed etc.
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    very nice Rob

    are the pretty much transparent so the background colour can be changes?

    Mark
    some people learn by writing, some by reading, some by listening and some by doing?...me I'm not learning at all

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    I did experiment with using transparent overlays but it didn't work too well.

    I can generate the buttons in pretty much any colour as I'm using Xara Extreme which lets you base a colour on another one. Once I'm done I'll release the .xar file as well so people can make their own buttons if they have Xara.
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    Default Very nice.

    When you release them, could you make sure to include a 'blank' set for the ones we'll have to create ourselves?

    Thanks!

    K

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    In fact they are blank anyway, the glyphs on the buttons are entirely separate.

    Here's a couple of transport controls that show the use of buttons that contrast with the background.
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    They look great Rob..

    Oh dear I sense a rebuild of my ccf coming on ...

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    These are the glyphs I've done so far, anything obvious that I've missed? Any suggestions for more?
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    Loudspeaker pic with a "+" (WAF VolUp)
    Loudspeaker pic with a "-" (WAF VolDown)
    and also "OK" could be handy if you fancy it..?

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    I can probably manage those, although the last two speaker glyphs there were intended to serve that function.

    OK makes sense.

    I've yet to do the cursor control, but I think I know what that should look like.
    --Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob H View Post
    These are the glyphs I've done so far, anything obvious that I've missed? Any suggestions for more?
    Cursor up / down / left / right - eject - Enter ....

    Just for WAF factor :-)

    Bye

    Pfeifer

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