I have a thing for vintage Buick Riviera’s . I came across this video while feeding my obsession. I had an 84 t type. if i would have gotten an 87 i might have jumped in the GUI game a little earlier .
This is pretty amazing. Great job E-Junkie! You can add this cool ‘spammy’ header to your video. The orange button with the green check mark at the top is customizable and takes you to my site or any URL you want. It lets others easily social-share your video. Very cool.
Today i found out that my contact form was broken. It must have happened when i updated the site last. I wonder how many messages i missed. This is another reason to just have an email address instead of a contact form.
I have 16 days to build the user interface for 4 different panel models. Thats when i have to hand them over to the programmer. We normally spec panels for a project at the same resolution so that we only have to put together a single file but this client has some existing panels so i am pretty much stuck . The good thing is that most of the 640X480 in-walls are 10″ TPS-4000L’s so i can pretty much just ‘scale’ the 640X480′s, the 800X600′s and the 1024X768′s. The 17″ panels will take a little creativity. I leave Sunday to start installation on the project so i will be working on the GUI at night.
That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for finishing Tactical . I hope to have the 800X600 done in 2 weeks. I already started exporting and organizing the graphics and i have begun building the VTPro-e file. Its amazing to me how much work goes into this. Normally i just have to ‘get R done’ and no one cares if my files are organized. But now i have to take the time and build directories and sub directories and sub sub directories . Now that i am in VTPro-e i am wondering “how many pages should i include?” “what resolutions should i plan for?” “What other stuff should i include?”.
So help me out! What do you expect from a GUI template? What pages? What button set? What commonly used icons? Thanks!
This is the latest screenshot, its a “Favorites” page with Network Logo’s that i created with COPILOT from guifx.com. It was captured right from VTPro-e so its missing a few things that i havent gotten to .
Home! Finally! I was working in New Orleans for 5 weeks then 1 week in Los Angeles. The NOLA client owned several 640X480 panels (TPS-3000, TPS-4000) so we decided to use the TPS-6X for all of the new zones. I put together a really slick (IMO) ‘main menu’ user interface. We usually work with 800X600 or better and that allows us to have a fixed navigation menu but i had to remove it because there wasn’t enough space on the smaller panels. The customer loved it.
The Los Angeles project was originally installed in fall of 2007. The user interface for the Crestron panels was nice but boring and the RTI remotes were using a random mix of buttons. Fall of 2008 we gave the GUI a face lift as a surprise gift to the client. Several TPMC-8X & RTI T2-C controllers. I finally got to see them in action and found a few bugs . Missing active states and minor things like that. We also decided to take photos of areas of the exterior where CCTV cameras were pointed. Now instead of a camera icon there is a small pic. Client really liked it.