Here are some sketches I made on some paper. I took them with my phone, so I hope that the quality will suffice. This is just a small preview of what is (hopefully) to come. If you have any experience with graphics, home-replacement apps, or have any contributing ideas, then feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by leaving comments on this site. Enjoy :)
Layer 1 (above): A vertically-scrolling home-screen that the user can place icons and widgets on without "snapping to a grid." The total area will most likely be the equivalent to about 4+ screens (let me know how much screen space would be needed). The sphere on the right (or left if the user chooses) serves as the app-drawer button and a way to access the fan (see Layer 2a). The little rectangular tab on the left (right below the weather widget) is the widget-drawer tab (see Layer 2b). Both of these objects remain stationary while scrolling so that they are always available.
Each of the boxes with circles in them represent the applications that appear once a category is selected by dragging your finger outward from the category. The apps will have a zoom effect when your finger is on the app and just release to launch the app.
I hope you guys liked the sketches, sorry they are so rough. I have yet to acquire a wacom tablet, so all of my artwork is done on old-fashioned paper. If you have any questions regarding the sketches, please ask.
Thank you so much for visiting,