Organize the desktop in sub category..

Martino manda.mgf at
Sat Mar 28 19:21:08 CET 2009

 Yes I must study hard english... :P

At first I'm not loose my motivation on the contrary I want people tall me
wath is wrong or could be better..

The first picture is an old muck up and the style isn't very good.. Yes the
mini icons are the running apps.. I'll go to improve the space ottimization
and the notifycation ..

The second interface is composed by 2 parts.. One about the apps
organization and a second around the notification system... (the keyboard is
only a clone of the cupcake android kbd)

The organization in category is IMHO the simply way to don't show all the
apps on the desk without loose the original (minimal and great) idea of
illume.. Of course when the category have more icons it use more raw ..

The idea that I think usefull around the notification system is to give more
highlights at the notification manager.. Or rather when you want to see all
the notifications can appeare a window with all of this and the rest of the
desktop become more dark...

2009/3/28 Fernando Martins <fernando at>

> Martino wrote:
> > @Fernando: Mmm.. I undersatnd.. Yes sure but I thinked at the sub
> > category vison on the main scree for more coerence at the illume.. In
> > second Illume has just a similar solution with the large slider ... I
> > don't know If you understand but my english is very bad..
> I'm afraid I don't follow you. Maybe you could post in Italian (I guess
> it's your language) and post also an automatic English translation (e.g.
> using
> Some other remarks, merely my very subjective opinion:
> - in the first picture, I don't like so much the layout of the top bar.
> The bar doesn't look so elegant, as the rest of the design, because:
> -- it looks  un-organised with wasted space. I suppose the two icons on
> top left represent running applications. I would rather have mini-icos
> representing running applications, fit next to the already existing
> min-icons, without a need to expand de top bar.
> -- IMHO, the notification/info mini icons should also never move (they
> went down with the expansion). They should provide a sense of
> stability/anchor to the interface.
> BTW, what would your interface do when a category has more icons than
> can be fitted in one line? Would it work like a horizontal scrollbar or
> would the area expand vertically to fit all icons, or...
> I hope I'm not making you loose motivation with my challenges. I really
> like the visuals and it looks a clean, elegant and intuitive interface.
> I would love to have something along those lines in my FR.
> Regards,
> Fernando
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