I love clean, simple, elegant user interfaces, especially on the Mac. You’ll find an exploration of such UIs here.

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  1. Ken,
    Please contact me at the email address above. I’d like to know more.
    Thanks,
    Thom

  2. Ken Says:

    I sure have…great stuff.

  3. Peter Says:

    Hi Ken!

    Gratulation to your great work. I am part of a student team from the technical university of Vienna, are using your components for a new sharing app based on XMPP.

    I’d love to show you the ui that would not be possible without your great stuff!

    And while surfing, i stumbled on http://blog.elevenworks.com/?p=17 – this guy tried to immitate itunes. it’s from 2006 but he wrote quite much code, maybe you could use some of it.

    I have another small issue. With icons, it seems that the unified toolbar is simply too large on mac. I compared it with cocoa-native apps. Is there a way to reduce the space around the buttons to make it look even more native?

    best,
    Peter

    • Ken Says:

      Hi Peter,

      I’d enjoy seeing your UI – you can send me screen shots at kenneth.orr@gmail.com . Are you using Java 1.5.0_16 on the Mac (commonly referred to as “Update 2”)? If so, that may be the reason for the erroneous space, something I still need to address (you can submit a issue here).

      -Ken

  4. Lawal 'Lawale Says:

    I’m a great of the Mac look and feel. I’m currently using Quaqua Look And Feel. But I have an issue with the Accelerator Keys, they are replaced with their Mac equivalent and are not responding a Windows OSs.
    Ken, I’ll like to use this but I dont know how to do this, or Where can I get the documentation or samples in pdf format or zipped

  5. Ken Says:

    Hmmm…I’m not exactly sure what your asking for Lawal. You can find Mac Widgets for Java samples here:

    http://code.google.com/p/macwidgets/wiki/Examples

    and the Javadoc here:

    http://exploding-pixels.com/google_code/javadoc_0.9.4/index.html

    Let me know if that helps.

    -Ken

  6. Mario Says:

    Ken – Thank you for your incredible contributions and work. We’ve put together a thick client at http://www.rockyourphone.com (an Independent iPhone App Store) – using MacWidgets, JavaFX, etc. (Download is free). Take a swing at it :)

  7. Ken Says:

    Very cool Mario! I’ve added your product to the Whos Using Mac Widgets for Java page.

  8. Praneeth Patlola Says:

    Do you live in Austin,TX? If yes, I am looking forward to speak to you regarding few things for our startup.

    Thanks,
    Praneeth
    512 963 3956

  9. Greg Says:

    Great material. I’ve got a question concerning Your’s code license. Can I use it in my projects? If yes, what am I obligated to do, e.g. sign you as an author and point to your blog?

    • Ken Says:

      Hi Greg,

      My code is licensed under LGPL. LGPL is pretty forgiving, so you don’t have to do much. Sending credit my way would certainly be appreciated!

      -Ken

  10. Kirill Kalishev Says:

    Hi Ken

    Could you please contact me by email? I tired to use your great widgets in IntelliJ IDEA and have some questions. It won’t take much time, just to clarify a couple of things.

    Thanks!


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