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[REBOL] Re: View "Skinz" Contest

From: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Feb-2002 20:48

On 24-Feb-02, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> The thing is that someone here can suggest me to adapt styles if I > want. But well - properly working standard styles collection is > above all imo. It is not good when products are released before some > kind of standardisation happen. Later changes mean compatibility > problems ...
Indeed, and especially so for distributed computing. Just protecting your REBOL words can stop others' scripts from running, never mind re-writing VID.
> As for Etienne's styles, I found them slow on slower machines, what > is your opinion on that?
I've not had much of a look at them, but good styles should allow you to chose a style that suites your system. Graphic-heavy and with plenty of effects if your system can handle it, or plain and simple if not. I don't think people should be forced to use specific skins with specific scripts, though obviously defaults should be allowed.
> And - if you would like to get ppl using > it, it would have to provide really easy integration into scripts > ...
Ideally the script writer shouldn't need to think about skins unless they want to, the choice of which to use for any particular script really being the user's job. -- Carl Read