[Ardour-Dev] Ardour interface simplication?

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Fri Sep 24 13:03:10 PDT 2010

On 09/24/2010 06:51 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On 9/23/10, Adam Dingle wrote:
>> Maybe I'm the only one who wants this, but I think it might be nice to
>> have a way to run Ardour with a reduced set of user interface elements
>> for less professional users.  I can think of a couple of alternative
>> ways to do this:
>> 1. Implement a simplified user interface which omits advanced commands,
>> and let users choose either it or the full interface.
> I can easily see how this could be hell for technical writers. Any
> time they'd need to explain a slightly more advanced feature, they'd
> have to reference to explanation how to enable advanced UI. That's
> also break flow of reading.
> In general, creating basic/advanced UIs for same application is
> considered a no-go in usability. Every application has its target
> audience, for which the UI should be streamlined. We are lucky to have
> Audacity, Jokosher and Fillmore for less experienced users, are we
> not? :)

hear, hear!

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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