Wednesday 8 June 2016

Retro button style in OSX cocoa

While developing a 'breadcrumb' or NSPathControl type class, I created some buttons programmatically -  initially very quick and dirty;  [[NSButton alloc] initWithFrame] and not bothering to set anything.

This may be the first time I've ever done that because I wasn't prepared for what happened:
It takes me back to Amiga Workbench, and some interesting times that I had to use Windows at various day jobs.

It makes sense; I haven't set any button type or border style. But I would have thought I'd get the basic push button (the ones you get for OK and Cancel in alerts etc).

This isn't a complaint at all, I'm just bemused to see OSX drawing these retro-looking buttons.

[Update]  it's not looking bad...

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Scrutiny v7

Scrutiny v7 is in the 'thinking' stage.

Current plans involve a more streamlined UI, organising sites into folders, a combined 'summary / tasks' screen following the site selection (which offers the 'settings' as a choice rather than being presented with them every time). Breadcrumb widget rather than the next / previous system.

If you're a v5 or v6 user with any thoughts on this, I'd love your input - please get in touch.