Posted by Steve Revill Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:45:00 GMT
Last published in July 1993, today RISC OS Open Limited are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a fully revised and updated Style Guide for RISC OS. This Guide is an essential part of the RISC OS developer’s collection. It describes the standards of ‘look and feel’ to which you should write a RISC OS application. The main aim of the Guide is to help all developers to give their applications a common and consistent look and feel so that users will be able to find their way around new programs easily and will be able to use applications together when appropriate. There is advice on how to implement this, and detailed descriptions of how to produce the icons you will need to use in your dialogue boxes and windows.
Extending to some 152 pages the guide includes the following major changes:
- Lifting of dated restrictions to applications such as memory, colours, and screen resolutions
- Requirement to use standard cut-and-paste, and preferably the drag-and-drop models for selection
- Full details of the facilities afforded by the Choices directory inside the Universal Boot sequence
- Guidance on how to handle Unicode, desktop themes, and alpha transparency
- Integration of the help and keyboard improvements introduced with the Iyonix
- Promotion of the Toolbox to effortlessly create Style Guide compliant applications
- Richer dialogue layouts through use of the Nested Window Manager
as well as numerous corrections, revised or improved drawings and screenshots.Read more...