[PyQt] Making application look more sexy
Gustavo A. Díaz
gustavo.diaz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 19:58:16 GMT 2009
Agree that many would like to maintain OS look and feel, is why in my
application i give the user the option to set a own skin/qss style or to
select the styles available in the OS.
2009/1/7 Marc Nations <mnations.lists at gmail.com>
> That is an awesome looking app!
> In the past I've been able to overcome a lot shortcomings with gui toolkits
> with a healthy use of images. Even when I was using TkInter and the look was
> extremely outdated I was able to mask it by basically replacing as much as
> possible with foreground and background images. There are tons of free
> icon/image websites to choose from so that you don't have to spend a bunch
> of time building them.
> If you are interested in building them you can use apps like PowerPoint to
> create glossy looking buttons and backdrops. Gimp does some of this also,
> but takes a little bit longer. I'm not much of an artist, so I just like to
> go grab stuff I think looks nice.
> I don't know why some are so resistant to creating an app with a better
> look/feel. While I agree that it's difficult sometimes to balance useability
> with a "new" look, the first thing people are going to see is the nice coat
> of pain, not the engine. And first appearances go a long way when people are
> trying out software. Assuming it's also easy to use, then it can give you an
> edge when compared with other apps.
> Btw, I still haven't figured out how to use an image as a background in
> PyQt4 without it automatically texturing. I'd like to use an image in a 1:1
> ratio with the size of the widget you apply it to, but used in the
> background so that text and widgets can be placed over it. If I try and
> scale it, you get the texturing. If I don't scale it, it just shows up in
> it's natural size which you'd have to manually set and then lock the app
> down with no resizing, obviously that's not a good solution. Anyone know how
> to do this?
> 2009/1/6 Gustavo A. Díaz <gustavo.diaz at gmail.com>
>> I use purely Stylesheets+images in my App:
>> 2009/1/5 Reinaldo de Carvalho <reinaldoc at gmail.com>
>> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 7:08 PM, Filip Gruszczyński <gruszczy at gmail.com>
>>> > I guess many of us know the term 'programmers art'. I am well aware of
>>> > it, so I am avoiding as much as it's possible touch stylesheets and
>>> > trying to work on them myself. I would like, however, to make my
>>> > application look better. Maybe you know some simple tricks or know
>>> > some good style plugins, that I could use?
>>> If do you use a pure-gnome-system (wo/ kdelibs) its can to be usefull:
>>> > --
>>> > Filip Gruszczyński
>>> Reinaldo de Carvalho
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