Need input for my front end
I'm looking for some input on the construction of my Applescript front end. Given the limitations of Applescript on controlling the exact look, I've opted to go with buttons along the edge of the screen, similar to OEM nav systems or ATM machines. While I think I can eventually figure out the Cocoa calls to set the size of the text and make it all a bit bigger, right now I'm just struggling with learning Applescript, debugging, puzzling, failing, and generally just trying to get really simple ***** to work.
I'm soliciting advice on the general approach to the interface itself. I've chosen to use the tab switchers at the top because I think I'll be able to hit them with my finger pretty easily. The big buttons are squared to make them easy to hit on a touchscreen. I'll set it so if I don't use all of the buttons, I'll be able to hide the unused ones when switching apps. (I'm also planning on using the built in speech recognition to navigate around the interface as well, but that's a ways off.)
Given the limitations of Applescript, which means you basically have to use controls that are designed mostly for use with a mouse, is there any constructive feedback you all might have for the layout of the interface, whether on the music screen or the other tabs?
The other tabs, by the way, are just teasers. No controls implemented on them yet -except video.
Thanks in advance!
Edit: I like the white but that's probably too washed out for the car. I've got a different version that uses the brushed metal window style like Safari and iTunes has and improves the contrast.