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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 Github.com or Sourceforge.com, 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
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MagicalMirai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
All looks great except I'm not sure about the gradient buttons
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uwcommunity32 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
It's for Linux?
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Simon59 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Good luck with that !
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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.
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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.
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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 ;)
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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.
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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.
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MrWizard6600 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
note to self: read comments before hit "Add Comment"
--my mistake
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