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Re: [Adonthell-artwork] Re: User interface, anyone?

From: James Nash
Subject: Re: [Adonthell-artwork] Re: User interface, anyone?
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:31:28 +0100

I like your border graphic Kai! Nice pattern.

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. Been pre-ocupied with various things but just 
catching up on Adonthell mails.

I have done a little more work on the Redwyne Inn graphics (see ) but still have some way 
to go. I'd like to carry on with those for now before starting on something 
else like additional GUI gfx if that's OK.

Will keep you guys posted.

Btw, great work on the HW acceleration - those results look amazing!

                - James

On 13 Mar 2011, at 20:11, Kai Sterker wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Kai Sterker <address@hidden> wrote:
> I guess you guys are all busy, so I went and made some border
> graphics, to better show what I was aiming for:
>> We could even have a bit of
>> a border along the top (and bottom?). Maybe that could be where the
>> pixel art visual could come into play.
> See the updated
> for what I had in mind. The border tile I created for the top ended up
> being a bit on the large side. Actually, it consists of a start and
> end piece and a center tile that is repeated two times in between.
> However, I figured we could make our window size fixed in such a way
> that we'd get away with two corners and exactly n center tiles in
> between. So I checked how the whole thing tiles and it doesn't look
> too bad. Might have to take away a pixel at the end, though.
> As I said before, the design is chosen to complement the pixel art
> look (maybe should have chosen cirrus' cellar rendering as sample
> image to emphasis that), whereas the rest of the window would be clean
> and "modern".
> I kept the color scheme of v0.3, as I like that. Gold and black go
> well together and should fit to any background we might have.
>> How the scrollbar for such a
>> layout could look like is beyond my imagination right now. But if we
>> had a border on top and bottom, we could possibly make the scrollbar
>> to fit with that.
> Haven't given any further thought on that, but maybe I can lure
> somebody out to make a proposal :-).
>> Since the other GUI elements should match that style, I made another
>> little test with a speech bubble:
>> In my opinion, it looks too plain the way it is. But maybe we could
>> add some ornamentation to two of the edges, matching the border of the
>> dialogue window and highlighting the pixel art aspect.
> Again, haven't given any thought yet how the dialogue border could be
> applied here. Some ornate corners would be the best I could come up
> with right now.
>> So, fellow artists: anyone want to have a go at a design? That's
>> really one of the things that need to happen next to get along with
>> v0.4. I might find some other spots to tinker with, but getting a
>> decent user interface working would be great!
>> Oh, and I won't mind if anyone comes up with a different proposal. As
>> I said, I'm lacking inspiration right now, so fresh ideas are more
>> than welcome :-).
> The offer yet stands. At any rate, let me know what you think, so that
> I can either invest more time in this or drop it and leave it to
> somebody more competent :-).
> Kai
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