here's what I've got so far on the compass. Actually starting to look pretty decent.
edit: just noticed the E, S, and W should be rotated to show them upright when they're at the top.
You can use mine, it does the letter rotating.
Thanks! I was working off of happyg's swi (looks like the same you based off of) and I couldn't get the E to behave. The letter would rotate slowly on its own, even when the heading was fixed. It was really annoying, so I went with the fixed letters. This was the first time I've ever used Swish, so I'm sure I was missing something obvious.
Originally Posted by MGD
still working on this... I've got a few new symbols in the carpc font. For them to work right, you'll have to uninstall the old carpc.ttf, and install the new one. Here's a screenshot of the new symbols:
New nav symbol, new gas prices symbol (old symbol with $ added), and new settings symbol. There are two settings/tools symbols available, one with just the wrench, and one with the wrench and screwdriver as shown.
The 800x600 version will be about a week behind the 480, since there's a lot of moving and lining up to do.
I've got almost all of v3 done, but I am going to test it in the car for a week to find out what needs fixing. I have noticed with the overlay plugin, sometimes it doesn't play nice.
I'm trying to also integrate WLIVE.exe into this, but not all users will use this, so it's a hidden button for now (except in the webbrowser, the email icon will bring it up.) There's some hotkeys issues that I'm trying to work out, but AI might get around this.
An example of this is getting the contacts to display right. In wlive.exe if I press ALT-T-L while the cursor is in the "To:" field, it will bring up the contacts, but if I use RR to activate the window, the cursor doesn't remain in the "To:" field, and the contacts option becomes disabled. There are a few others.
The end benefit with this is that those using outlook or outlook express will be able to get the same kind of functionality.
I guess a screenshot would be in order:
Yes, the thermometer changes depending on the temperature, but there's an issue with this that I'm still working on...
(and yes, it's august, and we're looking at barely getting into the 60's today, when not more than a couple weeks ago we had record highs and record #days over 90)
also looks like the moon and sun icons for the weather today and tonight are switched.
hmm, didn't notice that, the set of images I was using had them tagged wrong, so I went back to the original set of images...
I figured out the sliders, so they will be in v3 for sure.
I got the temperature sliders fixed (previous post) and I'm not sure why I did it the way I did before in mAv1c. I'm really racking my brain with the rest of the sliders that will be there on every screen (SongPos, Volume, and Battery)
Here's what I've got for the battery level:
Users without powermon will not see this slider or charge indicator.
The top one is the one I'm leaning towards for readability, but the bottom one looks cooler, it's a scaled down version of this one I made:
I can not figure out what I want to do with the songpos and volume sliders though. I don't use the volume on the sound card, since I've got audio routed to the deck, but it is good information.
I'm leaning towards putting a progressive slider behind the time label for volume, but I'm not sure I really like it there. For the songpos I was thinking the same thing, putting a progressive slider behind the text, but that doesn't work for any scrolling text.
I've been looking at different things to try and get inspired for this, other interface designs, etc. Suggestions are definitely welcome.
more work with the sliders:
I'm going with the battery slider for sure, but I'm still playing with the other sliders. I like the songpos slider above (it's actually two duplicate sliders) and I've set the clickable area to be more finger friendly. I'm trying to figure out what color I want to use for that. Red seems to be contrasting enough to see in the daylight, but black would be completely contrasting. Thoughts?
There's an issue with having the clickable area over a scrolling label (scrolling labels are killing me) that when you click further in the song, until you move the mouse, the song just repeats that position every second.
At least with these sliders, they can be on every screen, and are consistent throughout.