Ok. Some more stuff about ArtBase here:
ArtBase imports tables in CSV-Format. As seperators « , » « ; » « | » and TAB may be used. Even tablefields with more lines in a cell will be imported correctly.
This means. You do not have to rewrite all your gamelists. Simply continue editing it with your favourite program. ArtBase only displays these lists in Masks at the moment. Maybe in future versions an editor will be integrated. But I think, there are many good programs available for the amiga for this task…
Artbase tries to detect the Type of field of every coloumn of your table.
If you have long texts in the cells of a column, artbase detects this and creates fields, that will be scrollable.
If you have links to pictures in a column, artbase detects this and shows the picture in your mask.
Even Slideshows are integrated and will be displayed.
The same for music-files and textfiles.
The configuration of your mask is very intuitive. Place and resize your fields just like icons and windows on your desktop.
Adding new fields (table-columns) is as easy as creating new drawers from your WB.
Every field is absolutely configurable.
Each field may have its own font, size, fontcolor.
Its backdrop can be a colour, a gradient, a texture or even a picture.
you might draw frames around your fields, which also can consist of colors, gradients, textures or pictures.
Frames and backdrops of each field can have adjustable transparencies.
Each Fieldheader can have any font, fontsize,fontcolor and backdropcolor.
Headerbackdrops can have adjustable transparencies.
Headers can be placed anywhere around the field.
You might also add fix texts or pictures as decorative elements in your mask
(Horicontal/vertical bars, Maskheaders…)
You can load and save the design of your mask (just like themes on your Desktop), so that you can change the whole design with just a few clicks.
ArtBase can ofcourse filter and sort your lists.
ArtBase uses MUI, which makes it very intuitive to use.
ArtBase does not have own windowborders, so its masks look really cool.
ArtBase features a huge documentation. Reachable from ArtBase itself and from Workbench, too. When opened from within any configwindow, the onlinehelp will direct you to the correct chapter of the manual .
ArtBase uses speechbubbleshelp for almost all parts of its MUI-configuration-menus.
ArtBase is completely usable with mouse or keyboard.
ArtBase has an inbuild cache-system for speeding up loading and displaying pictures.
From within its mask, you can view pictues, listen to music.
Clicking on URLs (which have to be in your table) ArtBase will open your browser and redirct you to the selected side. Clicking on E-Mail-Addresses will open your email-client with the specific address.
AlphaChannels and aliasing for text/gfx can be enabled/disabled to speedup things on slower machines.
ArtBase uses a (thanks to you) localiced installationscript,
ArtBase runs on AmigaOS4, MorphOS, AmigaOS3 (only winUAE) and AROS (hopefully).
ArtBase will probably be available in german, english, italian, french, swedish, polish and norweign language… Maybe more.
ArtBase will be donationware. Everyone might use it for free.
Donations of at least 20 Euros will result in a burnt (maybe rewritable), proffesional, colourful printet CD-ROM in a black DVD-Cover with printed inlay.
It will include a Printed manual in one of the available languages. Printed on high quality paper and about 50 pages long. fitting into the dvd-cover.
But… look at yourself:
First screenshot shows the startup-screen.
The second one the Viewmode, where you listen to music, view your screenshots, sort and filter fields….
The thirt one shows the configuration-mode of ArtBase including one (of many) configuration-menus (MUI).