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Blog Archive for kirillcool during October 2006

This is the sixth part in a series about automatically animated layouts in Swing applications. The first part introduced the TransitionLayout. This part showed animated versions of BorderLayout and FlowLayout. The second part showed the TransitionLayout applied to a (at least partially) real-world image viewer that allows live thumbnail resizing. The third part described the current...
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. How do we do it - copy the pictures to a...
This is the fifth part in a series about automatically animated layouts in Swing applications. The first part introduced the TransitionLayout. This part showed animated versions of BorderLayout and FlowLayout. The second part showed the TransitionLayout applied to a (at least partially) real-world image viewer that allows live thumbnail resizing. The third part described the current...
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. My inner geek installed the development (daily) version of Firefox (code-named Bon Echo) on my home machine. It downloads and installs the latest version of Bon Echo every evening and politely...
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. The Matrix rain adds a Matrix-inspired screensaver, while Trellis project adds a line of Tetris-inspired games. And today another one of my pet projects was revived. The game of...
This entry is the sixth part in the ongoing series about using SVG-based icons in Swing-based applications. The first part outlined the need for using scalable icons in next-generation Java UIs and proposed using SVG images as a possible format, showing the ribbon component which employs heavy icon rescaling. The second entry introduced an SVG file previewer based on the breadcrumb bar...
The first part of this series introduced animation fades on lists, trees and tables in Swing applications running under the latest development version of Substance look-and-feel. The release candidate for version 3.1 (code-named Honolulu) is on October 30, and there is still room to add minor user-requested features. The users who download and try the development drops inevitably face defects,...