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Colors in GUI

 
rinke hoekstra
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I had my gui tested by my girlfriend (who is definitely not a computer nerd), but she was complaining about the very dull general look of the gui.

And she has a point, of course: personally, I also find all these greys in lots of applications very boring. On the other hand, if you have to work all day with an app, bright pink might get pretty irritating at the end of the day.

Just wondering: are people using any coloring in the gui in order to make the application a bit more appealing??
 
Gilles Marceau
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Hello,

you are talking about grey display, maybe you are using the java
default look and feel (Metal). This one is not real good looking.
You can try to use the platform default look and feel (this is really
easy to do, see : http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html
) to set a more common look and feel. Usually, this is enough to make
the user feels comfortable.

This is the approach i used for my project (no special color, but use
the platform look and feel).

Hope it helps,

Gilles
[ May 18, 2008: Message edited by: Gilles Marceau ]
 
rinke hoekstra
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Originally posted by Gilles Marceau:
you are talking about grey display, maybe you are using the java
default look and feel (Metal). This one is not real good looking.
You can try to use the platform default look and feel


Hi Gilles,

Thanks for your reply. In fact, I was already useing the platform default look and feel, and still, finding this quite dull.

Rinke
 
Peter Rooke
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Dull - true but if you need to look at bright colours for 8 hours each day - your going to start to hate the GUI. Angry Fruit Salad
 
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