Re: [RFE] STR #3533: Fl_Counter with fixed arrow widths - preliminary code sample

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Re: [RFE] STR #3533: Fl_Counter with fixed arrow widths - preliminary code sample Nicholas Shea Nov 19, 2020 top right image
 
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Link: https://www.fltk.org/str.php?L3533
Version: 1.3-feature


This looks so much better. Thanks for giving a peek into your development
process. What is apparent here, is that much sweat and toil goes into the
datum of a good UI, and too often it is taken for granted. Which makes me
ponder on the subtext of this thread. To any uninformed observer, coding
arrows might seem trivial or pedantic. But mankind has always been
fascinated by the relation between a mental symbol and the actual object,
and history proves we strive to make these representations as beautiful and
meaningful as possible. As far as computer interfaces go, I know Apple
Computer, in its early days, employed a whole team of psychologists and
anthropologists to work in its Human Interface Guidelines department; they
were primarily concerned with developing an iconography/dialogue between
symbol and purpose. Your work here obviously follows on it that tradition.
Alfred North Whitehead said “we eke out our knowledge by ‘symbolic
transference’ from causal perception to sense-presentation, and vice
versa.” Just how much importance can you place upon an arrow? Obviously,
never too much! I look forward to using FLTK 1.4 in my projects. Best
wishes, Nicholas.


Link: https://www.fltk.org/str.php?L3533
Version: 1.3-feature


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