What is Picture to People ?
"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.
Friday, December 20, 2013
A new interfce is under development
This is not properly a graphic tool by itself, but it can help P2P to get some of its parts more beautiful and maybe easier to use. I'm creating, completely from scratch, a new template to be used in the project site.
In fact, it's not a "skin replace", since this new design is not compatible with the current one. I don't intend to change the tools I have already released, but I want to create a new interface paradigm to be used with some new tool to be published in future.
The point is: I'm preparing some kind of different online tools to gather older features in a easier way to use. So I'm trying to create a completely new CSS template that could achieve at least these goals:
- look simple and kind of clean;
- look a little more modern and beautiful compared to the current look & feel;
- offer an interface suitable to show many different and direct options to users;
- take advantage of high resolution screens, but keep working fine in low resolution monitors (800x600);
- be easily understood by user (as self-explaining as possible);
- use recent web development techniques to make it more beautiful and pleasant to use;
- share the same appearance in all modern browsers;
- even if it looks ugly in old browsers, at least keep working and usable in aged environments;
- be reasonably easy to maintain.
I'm not worried about back compatibility, so I prefer to imagine this as an interface to different tools that will be in the same site. I hope the users endorse the results of this effort when it's online.
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