[JDEV] Re: Screenshots for Central Design

Jeremie Miller jeremie at netins.net
Fri Jan 8 00:05:16 CST 1999

I'm going to have to get the client guidelines up soon, I think it will
help explain quite a bit about how some of these pieces of the client
might work...

I wish the "sleep less, code more" philosophy didn't have such drastic
drawbacks :)


On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Eliot Landrum wrote:

> Hey all!
> >One of the differences with other IM systems that a Jabber client can take
> >advantage of, is the fact that Jabber allows users to have multiple
> >sessions simultaneously
> hmm.. ok.. I wasn't very sure how this could be accomplished while allowing
> for a "plug-in" client type of thing. As far as the Preferences section is,
> I'm making it all look like Winamp in how it allows each plug-in to be
> configured quite easily. For the main client window it is a bit different..
> anyway.. while I was typing this up I thought up a way to do it, and have
> modified the menus to reflect it. A bunch of new screenshots are up at my
> site now so you can see the menus and everything. (I went and downloaded a
> nice program for that make screenshot making a ton easier.)
> >so each of the users in the display might have
> >another branch underneath them showing their current online sessions...
> Good point.. I've added that and it looks a lot neater too :)
> >There's also the possibility of having different named customizable groups
> >in which users are sorted, you might have "Work" or "Gamers" or "Friends"
> >etc... and special ones like "Online".
> Right.. I've already taken care of that. The VIEW menu allows you to switch
> between Group View (AIM style), Online/Offline (ICQ style) and Client view
> (sorted by client types). The new screenshots allow you to see that now.
> >Looking good so far though!
> I'm having fun! I like this GUI making stuff! Now if I could only code....
> New screenshots and VB files - http://lonestar.texas.net/~landrum/jabber/
> Eliot Landrum
> elandrum at bigfoot.com

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