Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Year, New Forms

Je love Forms, je can't live without Forms, and we are starting off the new year with the long-anticipated Forms facelift for the Europa release.

Visual designer extraordinaire Kim Peter has just posted new screenshots showing the new vision. New enhancements and features include: color refinements, header/section title updates, one and two-row header variations, drag-and-drop to and from the header, error validations and much much more.

We are now very busy trying to implement that vision and get it ready for the masses by the end of the 3.3 M5 milestone.

Here is a taste of the new Forms on Vista:

I am certainly going to nominate Kim for Top Contributor for being a champion of cool and esthetically pleasing UIs for years.

Incidentally, if you want to learn more, there is an excellent Forms tutorial at EclipseCon 2007, where all aspects of Forms, old and new, will be covered.

1 comment:

Bull said...

Looks GREAT!!! I am a little busy right now to get the zip and look at what else you have on the bug report :), but this screenshot looks really good!