Designed to look like a minimal business card, Card is the latest addition to the Minimal pack:
Here’s yet another new scheme for the Minimal style pack. ”Coaster” is designed to look like a soft slab of polished glass on your desktop…
Here are Minimal/Untitled and Minimal/Polaroid. Two strikingly different schemes within a single style. Expect more of the same before 3.0.2 is released…
I’d intended for this to be included with Snarl 3.0 but it just didn’t quite make the deadline. It will now feature in Snarl 3.0.2, which is due out shortly. The original Metro style hasn’t aged well (in my opinion, at least) so I felt it was due for a refresh. I’ve also been looking for a style which would blend well with Windows 8 so, coupled with the appropriate name of this style, it all just came together perfectly.
The style is fixed width and variable height. The title is always displayed in uppercase and all text (and the meter) is fixed to white. The icon will be drawn as 32×32 pixels. The title, text and meter are centered vertically within the notification. If there’s no icon, the content will fill the notification, otherwise it’s offset. Icon is always drawn on the left.
This style now supports the V42 model which means it now supports tinting. If tinting is specified, the tint colour is used to draw the background with, otherwise the scheme colour is used. If the notification is a high priority one, the background is always drawn as red. There is a faint white border drawn around the edge of the notification.
Now that Snarl 3.0 is out, our thoughts obviously turn again to the Next Big Thing that will appear in V45. One of the major changes slated for this release is a complete revamp of the way styles and redirects are assigned to events. Here’s a quick blog post about it:
So, the Earth didn’t explode, collide with another planet, or get swallowed by a huge dragon – and to celebrate this fact, I’m going to share my plans for the next major release of Snarl.
I’m putting a detailed post together right now but, as a teaser, you’ll find that setting what happens when a notification triggers will be much easier and it’ll more closely align to the:
when (stuff happens)
The default style provided with R3.0 has been given a significant facelift. Here is it in all its glory:
Best of all, it now supports tinting:
If you’ve not seen this post, then you may not know that Snarl 3.0 will have much better support for JSON than earlier releases did. In fact, you can now access the entire Snarl API via JSON, just as you can via SNP or SNP/HTTP.
And here’s a page which allows you to test it out for yourself (assuming you’re running R3.0 Beta 2 or later).
We’re delighed to announce that Snarl 3.0 Beta 2 is now available for download.
Here’s what’s changed:
- Fixed: Bug in the Win32 transport which was causing the wrong notify signal to be sent back to the calling application;
- New: JSON handler now supports full API request functionality;
- Fixed: GNTP application icon parsing.
Another two. It’s likely one of these will feature as the new Snarl logo, although when this will be made official is still to be decided…
Also note the new site logo, although whether this will be an official logo is still to be determined.