[Etoys] A few notes on eToys interface - playing with latest eToys in olpc

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Tue Apr 17 18:30:16 EDT 2007

Thanks Yoshiki!




At 01:56 PM 4/17/2007, Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>   Hello,
>   I published another changeset for the "Sugar-like Nav bar" that is
>some incremental improvement over the previous version.  It still have
>bugs, but it would be a good timing for it to publish.
>   Now, you can:
>   * Get the halo on the bar.
>   * From the flap menu in the world menu, you can show and hide it.
>   * From the white halo menu handle, you can change the edge to cling to
>     #top or #bottom.
>   * From the whilte halo menu handle, you can choose "use default
>     green look" to change the default colors to green and dark green.
>   * The Undo button changes its look when you cannot undo.
>   * There is a proper margin on the left.
>   One thing that doesn't work is, when you publish a project, the bar
>doesn't come back.
>   Milan and Alan suggested to me slightly different but similar ideas.
>The back (and forward) should show more information.  A list of
>projects as you would see in typical web browsers and/or thumbnail of
>the projects.  One interesting thing is that previous and next buttons
>with thumbnails is very similar to the thread navigation morph.  It
>would be nice if the "Bar" can have another mode that behaves like a
>thread navigation.
>   I'll make some more small incremental changes, and make it really
>usable soon.
>-- Yoshiki
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