7 comments

  • Karl DanningerKarl Danninger, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Not to be the devil's advocate here, but I don't agree with this concept. I believe a user wouldn't be able to tell the difference if a window is partially out of view in this case. This might hinder the experience of whatever app, and it's bounding box. If a user were to leave a window partially off screen & forget that windows orientation, navigate back to that app/window/whatever and find that the layout is a smidgen offset, because they don't remember that part of the window is now out of view, I bet that user would be a little confused. (apologies for massive run-on)

    Personally, it's very rare that any window is not within the confines of my screen real estate. Maybe that's just because I'm a programmer at heart, and I love to use tools to snap windows to different quadrants of my screen. Plus, watching my mother & sister play with this, they were both instantly flabbergasted, and (for no real reason) frustrated at this whole concept. Lol. I believe the controls on both the left & right sides of the windows chrome help orient where that window is located on screen. The user can adjust appropriately.

    Neat responsive design nonetheless.

    3 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 8 years ago

      Think in solutions, not in issues.

      You see an issue, try to think of a solution. For example, you could put a heavy shadow on the left side of the box, or any other type of indication that shows that there's more to this. Lines not ending, shadows not being round, etc. Plenty of options.

      That's just something that sprung to mind instantly.

      Every solution is bound to bring it's own issues, that must be solved.

      In other words: you're right about the issue, but I wouldn't instantly dismiss an idea because of a first (lacking) implementation!

      0 points
  • Jason HowmansJason Howmans, almost 8 years ago

    This is one of those things that should always have been baked into window based UI's. It just feels.... right.

    1 point
  • Artem TitoulenkoArtem Titoulenko, almost 8 years ago

    Pretty sweet! I am curious why the search field doesn't try to stay in the window chrome when the window is dragged past the right window edge. I was expecting that after seeing the controls collapsed on the left edge.

    A very interesting interface nonetheless!

    1 point
  • Justin Zupnick, almost 8 years ago

    This would rock my world so hard.

    1 point
  • Eric H.Eric H., almost 8 years ago

    Freaking brilliant.

    I wonder if this would feel odd when multiple monitors are in use. But I still really like it.

    0 points
    • Zarino ZappiaZarino Zappia, almost 8 years ago

      I assume the window chrome would just flow onto the next monitor as normal (just as your cursor flows between monitors, as if it were one big screen).

      0 points