[LAD] Portable user interfaces for LV2 plugins

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Thu Mar 3 01:27:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 07:37:37PM -0500, David Robillard wrote:
> Bang on. /This/ is the kind of UI stuff that actually matters.
> If you gave someone actually interested in making music or doing pro
> audio (or...) a choice between:

I guess the situation could be somewhat different for an audio
engineer controlling a 'standard' app such as mixer, and a
musician using a GUI as an interface to his instrument.

Also, even in the first case visual quality *does* matter,
but it depends on subtle things rather than on flashy
features - just perceptible shadows, gentle colour gradients
or textures for backgrounds, small differences in the size of
controls, small deviations from grid positions to suggest
functional groups, etc. all help to provide an interface that
is easy to use. 



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