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Hypercarding Livecode

Richmond Mathewson-2
Many people should be aware by now that I am producing a set of related
alternative interfaces for Livecode 8, mainly because of some comments
made on the Yahoo 'Hypercard' group. Nobody has indicated yet whether
they are considering using one of the things I am making.

However, what has become clear doing this is that if one REALLY wants
a simplified interface

[and at this point I would like to point out that I have found little or
no problem
teaching Livecode to children (some as young as 8 years old) using the
Livecode 3.0 through 7.1.4 interface, and cannot see any wild objections
to the
8.0 interface]

one might want another way of adjusting the properties of objects that the
standard property palette. To this end I have just produced an extended
lateral
palette that allows end-users to mess around with text in field while in
BROWSE mode.

I would be grateful for feedback both in terms of these alternative
interfaces, and
in terms of whether I should "do away with" the standard property
palettes in favour
of ways to set properties on a single, horizontal menu bar.

Both the pictures and the stacks are available here:
http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27328

Richmond.

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Re: Hypercarding Livecode

RH
I did not have time to test any, but it looks very nice. The label text in
buttons looks a bit squeezed in.

Could there be an option to place horizontally or vertically as the user
may choose?

I am not sure if too many users like using too many different interfaces.
Better to settle on one everybody is using, because then everyone knows
what is talked about.

But for children and real beginners, some such first encounter with LC
could be an exception of such rule. It is just my personal view.

Roland
On May 29, 2016 21:49, "RM" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Many people should be aware by now that I am producing a set of related
> alternative interfaces for Livecode 8, mainly because of some comments
> made on the Yahoo 'Hypercard' group. Nobody has indicated yet whether
> they are considering using one of the things I am making.
>
> However, what has become clear doing this is that if one REALLY wants
> a simplified interface
>
> [and at this point I would like to point out that I have found little or
> no problem
> teaching Livecode to children (some as young as 8 years old) using the
> Livecode 3.0 through 7.1.4 interface, and cannot see any wild objections
> to the
> 8.0 interface]
>
> one might want another way of adjusting the properties of objects that the
> standard property palette. To this end I have just produced an extended
> lateral
> palette that allows end-users to mess around with text in field while in
> BROWSE mode.
>
> I would be grateful for feedback both in terms of these alternative
> interfaces, and
> in terms of whether I should "do away with" the standard property palettes
> in favour
> of ways to set properties on a single, horizontal menu bar.
>
> Both the pictures and the stacks are available here:
> http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27328
>
> Richmond.
>
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