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[REBOL] Re: Skins?

From: etienne::alaurent::free::fr at: 30-Sep-2001 0:26

Robert M. Muench wrote:
>Hi, today I surfed around at the REB and found the different skins from >DocKimbel and Etienne. Very cool stuff of course! Anyway, the most thing I hear >when showing Rebol is: Well nice, but it's not XYZ style and doens't run inside >a browser. The first thing seems to be solveable, yet! > >I have some suggestions & questions about skins: >
Any suggestion is welcome :-)
>1. How much ressources does a new skin needs? Are there are any numbers >concering memory, run-time etc.? >
I never made tests about memory needs. But if you want to use images, consider to use the smallest to limit the memory use. It's common sense.
>2. Is there a standard way for creating skins? Anyone thought about a skin >creator? IMO it would be nice to have a how-to about skin makeing. >
The standard way is the way explained in the Rebol/View docs with stylesheets : define your own standard stylesheets and customize its like explained in the docs. About a skin creator, the best way, I think, is to customize and make more powerful the "effect lab" you can find in the Demos. You can find an how-to about skin making in the Rebol/View docs with stylesheets. If these docs are not sufficient, have a look to WinSkins from DocKimbel or my skins demo in my reb sit ("Etienne" reb site).
>3. I haven't used any of the available skins yet, but it seems not to be to >hard. Did others use these skins already? What's your experience? >
I would like to have feed-back too ...
>4. Does RT plan to support skins as build-in feature? >
What I can say is that RT is very interested about DocKimbel's skins, and mine. Wait and see ;-) Perhaps good surprises soon ...