Last updated at 8:46 pm UTC on 4 July 2007
mergeMe into Customizing the Squeak UI
- Package: ThingLab (much more than a UI) - allows you to play with constraint based models (like electrical circuits, geometery...) in a prototype based browser.
- The UI of the Oberon language system - a rather different approach with "tiled autoresized/autorepositioned usually-nonoverlapping windows"
- ACME for Plan 9 by Rob Pike was inspired by Oberon and mixes the Unix text interface and windows nicely. A reimplementation of ACME for Unix is available as Wily.
- Various ideas were raised about providing something analog to X workspaces by allowing even easier access to switching projects, or a Win95-like taskbar. If you use Windows and don't know what Workspaces are, go to goScreen
- Pad++ is a different direction emphisizing zooming and with lenses acting as concrete filters that change the way something is displayed. Think of moving an InspectionLense over different objects...
- Now called Piccolo (after an incarnation as Jazz (Zoomable User Interfaces))
- Fisheye techniques as in DateLens - meaning that some windows/panes automagically grow (and others shrink), allowing you to see more of what interests you.
For a related topic see Alternative Browsers.