APNG & GIF Assembler GUI Modernization
I’m finally back to work on important parts of the Mercury Particle Sandbox.
As some of you may remember, I wanted to modernize the GUI in the first place to make it more user friendly and to step away from the clunky windows forms style.
This is something I definitley want to be finished before going early access on steam.
I already modernized the Sprite Sheet Editor back in June 2020.
The current UI modernization is for the “APNG & GIF Assembler” and it looks like this:
New ← Old
The modernization includes a new Color Wheel Picker
My aim is to achieve a fresh and clean look of the GUI. As you can see I removed many rectangular outlines (old group frames) and I keep some basic order just by using colored horizontal lines instead.
An integrated color wheel picker makes the old windows forms color dialog obsolete.
However not all widgets / tool windows are updated so far and I think they are so basic that they don’t need to be. At least for the first.
This is why I focus now on the “New Project”-dialog. I will also keep in mind the future steam workshop integration which comes with a char limit for the project title and project description.
I have also something to say regarding the generall future of the Mercury Particle Sandbox or rather the early access phase on steam (and how it is going so far).
But this is for the next devlog
Don’t forget: I will release this application COMPLETLY FOR FREE on steam! My only “currency” is YOU - following and whishlisting this sandbox on steam:
I would also love to get your follow on my steam developer site:
Thank you very much and have a sparkling day!
:: Marcel | Sandbox Blizz