Breaking out of the Box
My concern is that the bulk of applications created limit
themselves to the current idiom. This has the apparent
benefit that 'everyone' understands the paradigm.
However it leaves little room for enhancements. Why
does the article makes no mention of accessibility? Is
keyboard, or switch support fully integrated in all cases?
Can buttons be resized by end-users? can they edit
toolbars? can they zoom in on part of the application of
My particular research is with people who have severe
learning difficulties, many of whom cannot read. SVG
scaleable vector graphics offer an opportunity to define a
workspace that is not so absolutely cartesian, and ours is
http://www.peepo.co.uk . It has non-rectangular buttons
with shaped borders that highlight on use, it plays a
sound file on use,
http://www.peepo.com/crap/argo3/ offers the
opportunity to manipulate a web based GUI freestyle.
One day a dashboard might be somewhat like this :-)
Cartographers also seem to like SVG.
Does anyone have an example of an application that has
broken out of the box?
My knowledge of GUI Toolkits is extremely limited, but
VB6 used to exist
XForms is free it is a W3 standard:
It would be nice to have some screenshots OPIE has some
excellent ones here: http://opie.handhelds.org/gallery/
are there any for fltk?