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developerWorks: Advanced UI Design for GNOME

Jan 26, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"SLIK (SimpLIstic sKin interface -- see the Resources section later in this article for a link) provides a great tool for building advanced user interfaces in Linux or Unix systems. A part of the GQmpeg toolset, it is written using the GTK toolkit, a powerful set of widgets for graphics used by such applications as the GIMP and other GNOME-based apps.

"By itself, SLIK will compile into a sort of 'Hello World' application that demonstrates skin features such as widgets, skin editors, skin spec files, and skin browsers. The purpose of this article is to show you an even simpler approach by providing a modified version of the SLIK source designed to compile as a shared object that could be used by clients. This article also provides a minimal client that uses this shared object, thus shielding developers from the complexity of the skin logic..."

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