|09-30-2011, 06:38 AM||#76|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3
Just an idea: Why not mash the custom Qt style together with custom icons, make an interface somewhat like for the plugins, call the whole shebang "skins" and be done with it?
|11-04-2011, 08:47 PM||#77|
Still Prefers Real Books
Join Date: Oct 2011
I just wish we could change the color of the application's frame when reading a book, I like to read with light font on a dark background (especially because I am sensitive to light after having LASIK) and it would be nice to for the frame to be dark as well and not as noticeable while I read.
Anyone know how to fix this?
|12-04-2011, 04:02 AM||#78|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: iPod touch, macbook air
Callibre have a lot of functionality, but its User interface is a mess. I ditch it .Please, you developers must change this NOW.
|12-04-2011, 05:18 AM||#79|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Personally I like the flexibility the interface provides.
|12-04-2011, 11:52 AM||#80|
Well trained by Cats
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT,Galaxy Tab 2
|12-05-2011, 12:48 PM||#81|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: PW2, iPad 3, Galaxy Tab S
I dont think the UI is ugly. The MS ribbons UI, THAT's ugly!
What I appreciate about the UI is its accessibility. Everything is big, or can be made big. The UI scales up to higher DPI correctly, without things getting cut off.
On windows it looks pretty much like a native app, albeit one without modern fancy effects like mouse overs, but I hardly care. And arent we moving away from all that anyway? I think trying to make it look more native on other OS is worthwhile, as it looks a bit out of place otherwise. But again, it's a minor issue, IMHO.
Skinning, round corners, glowing things..., where they are not natively supported, I associate these with sluggish performance, memory hogging, fixed UI elements that do not scale and other accessibility issues. Just say no(TM)
It's not that I don't care how things look. I spend a lot of time tweaking books to fix formatting problems most people wouldn't care about. And I appreciate an attractive, well designed UI like in many iPad apps I have (though none of them approach the complexity of calibre). How calibre looks is not high on my list of concern. I did replace a couple of icons and am now quite happy.
That said, there are a few things ... (aren't there always?
1. Is there a way to put the book detail panel on the left side?
2. Set the face and size of the font in the book list, independently from the font for the rest of the UI?
3. Import a recipe by drag n drop into the main UI, or double clicking.
4. The add a custom recipe dialog always asks if you're sure you want to close, there may be unsaved changes, regardless whether there are any or not. ( It's also not immediately obvious how to save changes). Either it should ask only when you really have unsaved changes, or just assume you know what you're doing and ask nothing. This is where "don't ask me again" comes in handy.
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