writes "I've been suckered into creating a couple of GUI touchscreen interfaces for smart homes. I provide an interface like the xbox or windows media centres for controlling lighting, HVAC, and security systems. I've googled for hours looking for an alternative to the package I use which is flash based and utterly horrible to work with. The licensing process and documentation for this package are infuriating and the home brew scripting language has the most convoluted syntax ever! I stick with it because the results can look good. What platform, software packages or libraries would the slashdot crowd use to build fancy looking interfaces or to build a tool to allow the DIY home automation crowd to create their own GUIs?"