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Postler

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Since a lot of work has been done on Postler recently that pretty much fulfilled my old mockups, I decided to change this to just a single screen that covered some things that haven't been implemented yet (like attachments).

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Just because something is mocked up, doesn't mean it'll go down like this. It's just an idea.
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ray1claw's avatar
ray1clawProfessional Digital Artist
But, But.. I heard Postler is being dropped? So that means these UI mockups and their respective implementations are void. Maybe you should now make an alternate mockup for Geary.
DanRabbit's avatar
DanRabbitProfessional Interface Designer
I might post a few designs for Geary, but for the most part it'll inherit the visual work that was done for Postler and we'll just make small refinements from there.
ChristianJabasa's avatar
ChristianJabasaHobbyist Interface Designer
Really like those rounded corners on the bottom part of the window! It gives out more style! I want to see an email client like this!
cloudgiant's avatar
really nice! I hope reply text area gets resized when you click on it to type something :)
wannabeinoz's avatar
Where can I download this theme from? :s
timpieee's avatar
Do you ask this for every Elementary mockup you see? I've seen this like 3 times
SkoobyDoo's avatar
omg! cool!
jxtreme42's avatar
It looks like you took all of my good suggestions and even the disclosure triangle from my little Postler mockup. I love the way you changed the blue unread dot to a number. The number of unread messages in a conversation is much more useful than the number of total messages. Nice work.
zooldevil's avatar
Must-have!! It's beautiful :)
isgie's avatar
Now that Oneiric is getting smoothly rounded corners on the windows, will Elementary go for that too? It makes all the difference :)

Anyway, looks awesome as always!
DanRabbit's avatar
DanRabbitProfessional Interface Designer
Definitely. I'm anxiously waiting for Cimi's work to land so we can use it too :)
ArturoIlhuitemoc's avatar
Also, I suggest a "Reply in New Window" option. Sometimes you just want to reply fast, but other times you need a full window to write a more elaborate response.
DanRabbit's avatar
DanRabbitProfessional Interface Designer
The text filed expands as you type, so you can write as much as you want :)
ArturoIlhuitemoc's avatar
I haven't received Postler updates in a while. Is the dev PPA still being updated? Or is this just too unstable to be packaged?
DanRabbit's avatar
DanRabbitProfessional Interface Designer
Postler hasn't been building in the daily ppa for a while for some reason, but it's still being updated in git quite frequently.
ArturoIlhuitemoc's avatar
It won't build because it says I don't have valac installed, either with or without the --disable-gtk3 flag. But I do have it installed. What's the problem?
DanRabbit's avatar
DanRabbitProfessional Interface Designer
I couldn't tell you, I'm not a programmer :) I would advise checking out #postler on irc.freenode.net
Shakipu's avatar
How will react mails from comercial or other things with lots of pictures and HTML ?
DanRabbit's avatar
DanRabbitProfessional Interface Designer
They render great :)
CassidyJames's avatar
CassidyJamesStudent Interface Designer
You can double-click the message to make it appear in its own window, or you can simply maximize the window using the icon on the top-right. The HTML content will display within the content area, similar to how it works in Gmail.
nsrosenqvist's avatar
nsrosenqvistHobbyist General Artist
Will it be possible to write an email in a new window or are we limited to the small Reply field?
CassidyJames's avatar
CassidyJamesStudent Interface Designer
A little button to open the reply in a new window would be nice, considering we have the compose dialog already. It might even work to do that through Contractor; not sure though.
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nsrosenqvistHobbyist General Artist
It's really nice to heave the IM like mail thread, but I would still like to be able to write a long reply in a separate window while I browse the rest of my emails :) btw, the attachment links looks great! Get them implemented! :P
1inux's avatar
I like this, its alot better looking than the (current?) interface for postler.
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