Windows and Dialogs

Based on Brent's WebKit transparency feature I created 2 modules:
  1. a WebView module, which manages transparent browsers of any kind
  2. a Dialog module, which shows a dialog frame and the real content inside
1. WebView Module

The WebView module is used for all user interface elements. For a settings dialogs, for a chat window, for avatars on Web pages, for toast windows. Everythng you can see on the screen.

The display of WebView windows is completely created by HTML. Dialogs are designed with HTML, images, CSS, Javascript. The main reason for using WebKit as a user interface engine is portability. Modules and dialogs created with HTML will run on all platforms.

WebKit makes the user interface platform independent. Besides, it is really fun to program the user interface in HTML/Javascript.

2. Dialog Module

The Dialog module configures window border and window controls. The outside is identical for all dialogs. The window content is managed by whatever HTML page is put inside, be it a local page from the file system or a remote Web page.

Examples: an inventory window and the current test dialog.

The window can be styled with CSS. We have themes. I present the beloved - and sometimes passionately hated - wood theme:
Do you prefer the Mac theme?

Remember: it's all HTML. You can tell, that it is HTML from the small (reload) button on the window border. This button is for testing only. It will disappear later.

Next is the avatar display.

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