[PD] changing the look of Pd to be more readable
João Miguel Pais
jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 3 22:00:48 CET 2007
> it might also be useful to have a very subtle background grid drawn on
> the canvas at certain intervals to help patch organization. Quartz
> Composer has this, as does Max 5 (not saying you HAVE to have it, but
> it might be a nice addition.
something important might be the possibility of using other colors except
white for the background. Not because of looks but because of eye health.
It's taken for granted that the standard background must be white, which
is maybe quite damaging to the eyes. I know of no studies about this, but
I set as many of my programs as I can to have a greyish background, that
goes softer on my eyes. (I usually also do my patches with graphics in
grayscale) I would second to even make the standard color a "safe" color.
Although looks might not be considered so relevant, it is an important
step in pd to improve also these subjects. I also second Vade's idea of a
properties saved in the patch file (and alterable on the fly through the
pd engine, please). That opens up lots of possibilities for more
By the way, are all these new elements going to be improved only in
pd-ext, or also in vanilla? I guess it would make sense to have both at
the same level.
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