Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] Re: FYI: Once was lost but now is found (Editor window in view)

From: jasonic:panix at: 21-Nov-2001 1:29

> > I still miss the Amiga's screens! Anyone ever seen that anywhere else? > > Been to long since I have seen them, what are you refering to?
Well each application could open its own 'screen' if wanted do. And also open little rectangular windows, but they were/are boring. Screens were fun because they were FULL screen graphic displays. No freaking borders where you did not need them - a better illusion of UI immersion, not just into the application but into the cyber-screen of the computer. Use the implied depth of the computer display. Instead of this !~#$# little rectangle boxes graphic clutter oppression we have now as standard. Depth: I always liked the way Amiga softened that line between computer and TV. Screens were the means. Depth was/is the goal. Moving depth.. Some programs used half-size screens as funky tool palettes. Most for the display output related to a graphics generation design screen of the same application. In the beginning, before anything else, adn for a long time after, when you multi-tasked a bunch of programs you could blow people's minds first by flipping though the open applications, using the Amiga equivalent of Windows' ALT+TAB. But the really hilarious thing, was that you could then grab the top of each screen and drag it down some or all of the way to reveal the running applications behind. Like it was a vertical descending garage door in a parking lot, sinking into the floor, a digital version of the famous Get-Smart title sequence. As you kept pulling down the successive screens you could discover all this wierd Amiga graphic stuff going on: Conway's game of life behind Fracgen behind DPaint behind RGS behind ... Teh effect was enhanced because the screens colors wre almost alwyas different. Often really garish, which people loved to complain about. but the cumulative effect was so much fun. Full screen flash running with full-screen REBOL/View offer a means to create a deeper immersive graphic UI simplicity. Using image viewers like ACDSee you can view lots of graphics files in continuous immersive slide show mode. So much better for review, concentration and presentation. A scrolling mouse [with wheel] lets you fly back and forth through the images, while keeping your minds+eyes on the art, not the UI. YES! ./Jason