Look and Feel

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What's Look and Feel

The look and feel of a graphical user interface comprises aspects of its design, including elements such as colors, shapes, layout, and typefaces. (the "look"), as well as the behavior of dynamic elements such as buttons, boxes, and menus (the "feel").

Unlike traditional design where the goal is to make the object or application physically attractive, the goal of user interface design is to make the user's interaction experience as simple and intuitive as possible, this is often called user-centered design. Where good graphic/industrial design is bold and eye catching, good user interface design is often subtle and invisible.

How to make a better Adempiere Look and Feel

Integrating JGoodies L&Fs

Main Benefits

  • Improved readability, legibility and in turn usability.
  • Improved aesthetics with a looks good on the majority of desktops
  • Simplified multi-platform support
  • Precise micro-design
  • Improved performance
  • Color combination with light and blue colors easy on eyes

Using an Appropriate Icon Set like Tango Desktop Project

Icons have a significant effect on the function and elegance of an application. The choice of an appropriate icon set depends on many factors, among others: the platform support strategy.

If we aim to provide good support on Linux, Windows, Mac, Solaris, etc. then The Tango Desktop Project is the ideal choice to create a consistent graphical user interface experience for free and Open Source software.

Main Benefits

  • Visual consistency of applications coming from different communities.
  • Sharing graphic resources.
  • Incorporates elements of Windows XP, Mac OS X, KDE and GNOME style into the mix.
  • A suggested default native look.