Over the past day or two I’ve been looking at some of the mockups posted in this section. While I think that some of them were nice, none of them really felt quite right to me, so I decided to see what I could cook up in Photoshop. After some amount of time and effort, here is the result:
It’s not quite perfect (a few things are a couple pixels off, for example), but it’s a fair representation of how I think the Haiku UI should look. Instead of reinventing the wheel or “stealing” UI elements and appearances from the “big guys”, I’ve tried to focus on simply improving what was already present in R5 and bringing it up to current standards (alpha blending, shadows, HQ text antialiasing, etc).
I have another mockup that contains more UI elements in the works, but I figured I might try to get some opinions on what I already have done. What do you guys think?