New Widget Sample Online

Thursday January 7th, 1999

If you have been following the XPFE newsgroup, you may have come across the debate about widgets in the new cross-platform mozilla application. The final decision was for the widgets displayed on HTML pages (radio-buttons, drop-down menus, etc.) and dialog boxes to be platform-neutral for the moment, with the possibility of adding in native widget-sets later. This new platform neutral widget set requires new widget images, and the new samples have come online here.

German Bauer is the creator of these sample images, and his current thoughts can be read here. This post is really worth checking out if you have a moment.

Please be advised: this is a Work In Progress! Please don't flame the creator of these widgets in talkback. However, please feel free to post constructive criticism or other thoughts on this issue.

#33 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by Robin Stephenson <quux @>

Friday January 8th, 1999 10:24 AM

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Other people have mentioned the TEXTAREA widget's notable absence. I'd *hate* to lose the standard Motif (or Emacs, whichever way you want to put it) keystrokes. Likewise, I guess the Windows bods (those who haven't resorted completely to pointy-clicky) would miss their CUA bindings.

I concur with whoever it was that said that underlining wasn't a good way of indicating a selection -- in fact, on my first look at the widgets I didn't notice it at all....