[PD] [-SPAM-] changing the look of Pd to be more readable

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 01:08:06 CET 2007

Hi Hans,
I saw that you filled the boxes now with grey.
actually I do not agree with roman, that this looks better, I think the 
contrast is smaller and therefore text is less readable for me.
I would prefer white object background.

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Jamie Bullock wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 14:24 -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> I think there is a lot that could be done to the look and feel of Pd
>>> that would make it much more efficient and usable.  I think it is
>>> crucial to avoid flashiness, one of Pd's strengths is its lack of
>>> flashiness (no segmented patch cords! ;)  But small things can make a
>>> big difference.
>> I really like some of these ideas, and I do agree that a few subtle
>> visual nuances would bring Pd's UI into the 21st century! I always
>> thought that om/ingen (http://wiki.drobilla.net/Ingen) had a a really
>> nice UI - just the right combination of minimalist simplicity and
>> graphical niceness (anti-aliased splines!). Maybe we can steal some
>> ideas from that.
>> Can I put a vote in for _not_ putting arrows on the end of patch  
>> chords.
>> This is one of the features of Desire Data that I really don't like
>> since it adds no additional information to the patch (it isn't  
>> possible
>> to connect from inlets to outlets), and it adds visual noise.
>> Jamie
>> -- 
>> www.postlude.co.uk
> I'm going to try to get a version of this into the Pd-extended auto- 
> build for tonight:
> http://eds.org/~hans/pdsketch/solidboxes+color.png
> I'll made the colors settable in the pd.tk so people can make it look  
> the "old way" without too much trouble.  Perhaps it could be a  
> command line flag, something like: -orthodox  ;)
> .hc
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