Last time I wrote about a new programming and text editing experience and how the interface of such an editor should behave.
The other night I could not sleep hence I used the time to wonder about the look of the editor’s interface.
I draw a simple sketch:
At first look the interface doesn’t seem so special. The most eye-catching differences are:
- no menu bar
- no toolbar
The Rest is pretty straight forward.
- Tabs (that will probably work like Opera’s)
- Status bar with Last Action, columns lines, etc.
- Line numbers on the left
Just as a reminder. The goal of the interface is that is never in your way and that you never need the mouse. Nevertheless the interface should go conform with important common interface standards.