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MetroIRC - UI Elements by clindhartsen MetroIRC - UI Elements by clindhartsen
Shifting into another little program segment, this is a general idea for an IRC client with a Metro-inspired UI.

I will admit, I use an IRC client on a daily basis [X-Chat] and I'm a rather basic user, so there's only so much on the screen, something which I'm assured some users wouldn't like because there is a lot more hidden inside these IRC clients.

As for UI elements, the navigation in this program would be based on your favorite IRC chatrooms/servers, which are shown on top, and you can add networks with just a click and some data entry.

I'm open for any suggestions, so does anyone have any suggestions for improvements, changes, or otherwise?
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This is a very Metro-style take on a retro-style protocol.

Awesome. Hats off for having the guts to do this. You can host this on or, so that this can become community-driven. That, I think, will help immensely.

I think the UI should be skinnable. Again, going open source will help in this matter. As for the UI design, it's a bit too sharp at the edges and should be more subtle. The textbox borders are innovative as well :)

Also, the Metro UI design philosophy thrive on lowercase. The endless amounts of caps don't look nice :)

Good luck. Go for it.
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dzgnproject Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student
Better to make pop window/other window like setting and server into embedded window. Like github for windows. It's cleaner and more focusable
MagicalMirai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
All looks great except I'm not sure about the gradient buttons
uwcommunity32 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
It's for Linux?
Simon59 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Good luck with that !
evanna11 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really nice :).
I'm getting a new laptop in a month or so, I'll just keep using webchat for now, I guess.. but most irc clients just look so old and kinda ugly, this looks way better.

It's a desktop thing though? Would be kinda nice to have an actual metro app, I imagine irc would actually be something that's nice to have pinned to the left/right :P.
matfac Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Great idea! I've started using metroIRC and it's awesome, so thanks for coming up with the idea for this, it's awesome.
ehlakovpa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I like the shadows under the head elements and colored borders around the buttons. And the plain dark theme looks easy to read. I think it's good to use! I will somedays ;)
MrWizard6600 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I checked out a copy of your repo, and its empty! why not make it open source? I'd fix this issue myself if I could.

Anyways, bug report created.
MrWizard6600 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
hey, has this happened? I'm a new WPF developer and I'd like to help you in this project if I can, granted I know very little about the IRC stack.
MrWizard6600 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
note to self: read comments before hit "Add Comment"
--my mistake
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