Rounded corners are back

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KVRist
55 posts since 4 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:15 pm

Windows 11 is going to be an annoyance to Apple which just optimized its UI rendering for hard corners.

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I find this particularly funny. People ridiculed my Yofiel site design for using rounded corners and white fonts as looking out of date, which was because I liked the look of Joomla 1.0. Actually there's technical reasons for it. Rounded corners help separate elements, but require more graphics power, which is now readily available. And dark backgrounds are less fatiguing on the eyes, but white fonts didn't work for a while because anti-aliasing edges only worked with black text. Those problems are gone, which is good news for graphics designers.

Reaktor had a very clever method for making rounded corners in v4. I don't know how many people are using it these days, but I used it for my synth designs.

KVRer
1 posts since 4 Oct, 2021

Post Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:27 pm

thats new

KVRist

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55 posts since 4 Jul, 2021

Post Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:18 am

As I said, it's not. Windows originally had rounded corners, but Microsoft removed them a very long time ago due to complaints about performance.

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KVRAF
4614 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:53 pm

yofiel wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:15 pm


Reaktor had a very clever method for making rounded corners in v4. I don't know how many people are using it these days, but I used it for my synth designs.
Please enlighten me .
Are you talking about the poly or multi display object ?
Afaik , the only mehod is to import png or targa files with rounded corners
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KVRAF
2491 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:02 pm

yofiel wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:18 am
As I said, it's not. Windows originally had rounded corners, but Microsoft removed them a very long time ago due to complaints about performance.
Windows 1.0 didn't have rounded corners.
https://www.cnet.com/a/img/4Sh08rruhvUG ... ows1.0.png

KVRist

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55 posts since 4 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:47 pm

It didnt make it to the commercial release. For reasons stated. It was originally based on some UNIX UI standard, I forget its name.

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KVRAF
11369 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:24 pm

I’m so happy that they’re going back to this kind of look. Windows 10 was a huge step backwards for a million reasons, including being able to differentiate between stacked windows. The illusion of depth is a very important way to communicate things when doing a user interface. To throw it out in the name of a “clean” look is so short sighted.
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KVRist

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55 posts since 4 Jul, 2021

Post Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:02 am

posix. I remembered while I was sleeping.

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KVRAF
11369 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:32 pm

Why is this in Modular Synthesis?
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KVRist

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55 posts since 4 Jul, 2021

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:53 am

You know it's an interesting thing. Ive liked rounded corners for a long time, but they require transparency, which used to be a performance problem. Well with a recent nvidia driver update, there is zero overhead for alpha channels now. Zero. Im enjoying making 16-layer overlays in my instruments now :)

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Banned
66 posts since 21 Jul, 2021 from Over There.

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:27 am

Will these rounded corners make my soft synths sound more analogue?

KVRer
22 posts since 29 Sep, 2021

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:11 pm

yofiel wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:15 pm
Windows 11 is going to be an annoyance to Apple which just optimized its UI rendering for hard corners.

Image

I find this particularly funny. People ridiculed my Yofiel site design for using rounded corners and white fonts as looking out of date, which was because I liked the look of Joomla 1.0. Actually there's technical reasons for it. Rounded corners help separate elements, but require more graphics power, which is now readily available. And dark backgrounds are less fatiguing on the eyes, but white fonts didn't work for a while because anti-aliasing edges only worked with black text. Those problems are gone, which is good news for graphics designers.

Reaktor had a very clever method for making rounded corners in v4. I don't know how many people are using it these days, but I used it for my synth designs.
Round Rects are everywhere!

https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?s ... ywhere.txt

KVRAF
1776 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:35 pm

I don’t care much about rounded corners, but I heartily dislike the current trend to dark backgrounds. It might be true that it can be easier on the eye under some light conditions, but then white text on a dark background is definitely harder to read for the eye (or even worse, some dark gray on black, like I’ve seen on some plugin). I find dark backgrounds incredibly hard on the eye.
It’s not always black and white ;)
Previous versions of windows (and other applications like DAWs) might’ve looked old fashioned with their grey colors, but for readability and ease on the eye it was the best, at least for me.
If you’re a graphic designer for doing UIs, always offer a light theme as an alternative!

KVRist

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55 posts since 4 Jul, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:20 am

Maybe you find it helpful to know dark backgrounds wear out monitors more quickly. the transistor which pulls the signal back on horizontal sync has to work harder to create a strong enough pullback, and its usually the first component to wear out as it is.

KVRAF
1597 posts since 19 Aug, 2004 from Toronto

Post Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:46 pm

Interesting.
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