Previous entries on this blog introduced a few enhancements that were made in Substance look and feel to the scroll panes:
Substance look-and-feel is pleased to announce the release of version 3.1 (Honolulu).
One feature that was suggested in the original entry (thanks Alan) was to animate the opacity of the scroll track when the mouse enters / leaves the scroll bar.
The previous entry showed the first experimental support for translucent scrollbars that show the viewport contents on the scrollbar area (buttons and track). The readers have left very interesting ideas in the comments section (thanks everybody), and here is the new implementation.
I have mixed thoughts about the My Dream App contest. On one hand, the screenshots and the mockup videos are spectacular (check this 16MB Quicktime Movie, 800x600). On the other hand, these are really only screenshots and mockup videos, at least for now.
This is the sixth part in a series about automatically animated layouts in Swing applications.
You can call me old-fashioned, but i prefer holding a photo album in my hands (the same goes for the books). Sure, it feels bulky and may require more energy spent to page through it, but it just feels right. Especially now with the new baby in town we take quite a lot of pictures and send them to the proud grandparents and other selected family members.
This is the fifth part in a series about automatically animated layouts in Swing applications.
I don't know about you, but some of the error messages out there are pretty lame. The Daily WTF site contains some of these here and here. Today this has happened to me, but not for very obvious reason.
The laf-widget project allows not only plugging additional "feel" part to the Swing apps (described in this java.net article), but also allows planting Easter Eggs in Swing apps without any change to the app code.