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Library shading to improve UI

PostPosted: 14 Dec 2015, 01:05
by mmediaman
Can the dev team consider shading alternate listings in the library?
This will make the records easier to distinguish and is common practice in all other DJ software.

Re: Library shading to improve UI

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2016, 14:45
by mmediaman
Disappointing that in the latest release dev took the time to add a quick scroll bar to the library navigation but no improvement to the UI view.

Could the shading I mention in this thread, or a faint line between tracks at least be an option to turn on/off? Does anybody else think this is a good idea?

Re: Library shading to improve UI

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2016, 15:32
by RoJeC
I would guess that if the devtool had this alternating row color option it would be there. If it isn't in the tool it would mean adding code that has to run while already running a task in addition to the main audio function.

For me the use of capitals does the job.

There is very little chance it will become a user option. MixVibes is pretty keen on reducing user options where possible. As this makes development over time easier.

Just my opinion...

Re: Library shading to improve UI

PostPosted: 19 Dec 2016, 15:28
by mmediaman
I know this topic is a little old, but rather than starting the topic again, I figured making another comment is better.

Regarding the shading or line delineation mentioned in this topic and your opinion @RoJeC, there is likely little to no overhead in resources to add code for this. This happens in the rendering of the browser view and once rendered, scrolling may even use more resources what what it took to render the screen. Is your comment based on info from dev or a guess?

Furthermore, even when using a combination of UPPER and lower case as I do for Track title and artist name respectively, the delineation between tracks is still not good, especially when observing the BPM vs. Camelot Key values.

Even a different color for BPM vs. Camelot Key values may be helpful in this case. (color fonts would certainly not need additional overhead).