A Proposal for Adium Next: The Main Window
bjhomer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 21:57:55 UTC 2011
Does the collapsed mode address this need, though?
On Aug 25, 2011, at 3:54 PM, Luke the Hiesterman wrote:
> I concur. This design looks lovely and visually appealing but misses the reality of how many users interact with IM, which is that it's so often a side-activity which is meant to take up a minimum of screen real estate and exist on the side of what they're really doing.
> On Aug 25, 2011, at 2:46 PM, David Smith wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Peter Hosey <boredzo at adium.im> wrote:
>>> On Aug 25, 2011, at 14:23:59, George Lambrou wrote:
>>>> Anyways, without further ado, I would like to present to you the sum of four months of work, and the first step down a new road for Adium: the Main Window of Adium Next.
>>>> <Adium Next - Message Window.pdf>
>>> Some of you may know that I am generally against sidebars. I think they are overdone, and most often a sign of lazy UI design: nobody bothered to try to think of anything else. You have an even steeper uphill battle with me when proposing to replace an existing working design with a sidebar-based design, like Skype did.
>>> I think this one works.
>> It's pretty, certainly, but I still thing single-window mode is a
>> fundamentally misguided design for Adium's primary UI. It takes up
>> more space, in exchange for... what exactly?
>> What I think this proposal DOES make sense for is a Lion full screen
>> mode for Adium.
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