(2012-04-20 14:44)da-anda Wrote: @tree_jammer - I know it's a alpha release and you know about the most obvious bugs, but here are some things I noticed from sections that already look pretty finished. That's why I decided to report them:
I think it would be better to display the season posters in a continous strip instead of a 5col grid, so that you can browse all seasons from left to right and don't have to also scroll up/down (one doesn't expect this seeing only one line of posters).
movie panel, music panel
browsing the poster feels a bit awkward, having to navigate left/right and up and down. Would be cool if there would be a automated "line jump" once you reach the outermost poster of a line. So that when you continously press left/right you automatically browse the posters line by line. But I think this might be a limitation in the skinning engine and would probably lead to other navigational oddities (like how to get tot he left menu again)?
grids (home screen, genres)
On the home screen you use some grids, f.e. for the recent movies or the settings. There are some visual glitches with those:
- dummy shapes disappear suddenly when they are in the last line and you scroll up (so that they move down). They already disapper before the grid moved them out of focus.
- it's a bit odd in the settings grid that when you scroll down to the third line (while 2 are displayed at a time), that the grid scrolls up to the third row even if it's the last one. This leads to a empty row at the bottom which looks odd. So scrolling the rows should stop once there are no more rows "hidden"
To simplify the UI a bit, I think you can remove the buttons for "refresh", "get thumb" and "get fanart" from the info panel view and "hide" them behind a "edit" button. Gui should only show frequently used options and "hide" the advanced features from average joe. But that's just my personal taste - feel free to ignore it
The season left to right I think I will give that a try I guess it makes sense.
The line jump seems like great idea and I wish it was possible but unfortunately that is a limitation of the skinning engine, unless anyone else knows otherwise? If so let me know!
The way the list items in recently added disappear/appear is an engine issue I'm not sure if there is a workaround for it. I use preloading but that only effects the down scroll not back up.
In the tiles I'm not sure why it scroll to the lowest row leaving the bottom row blank. Like you say I would prefer if it stayed at the bottom.
Dude all these things that youve spotted are things I need to figure out, so don't worry they were annoying me too! So if anyone knows some solutions to these, let me know