Originally posted by johnq
Stone software is hideous. 1999 called, it wants it's Public Beta interface back.
1999 called. They want their joke back!
It's more Mac-like than anything Adobe, MS or Macromedia ship. It's using all the latest Cocoa UI elements that Pages and the like use, the icons have been updated, etc. If you think there are particular things that don't look nice, let me and Andrew know.
My only critique of Create right now is that its been gaining so many features recently that its palettes are starting to get too numerous. There probably has to be some new thought towards cleaning up the UI in that respect. Notice that, like Page sand Keynote, its user experience centers around a multi-pane inspector and a resource library. The other important aspect is the exporting features, the Image Well (super-handy), its partnership with the PStill distillery for print publishing and the web page creation feature.
I think some of Stone's artwork on that page isn't great, and much of the given resources could be much better. That's at least partly my fault, since I was supposed to come up with some new stuff, but got sidetracked for a long time now with my day job, moving and whatnot. I have to get back on that. There has been some new gains in these places recently though. Still, the idea with Create is that you create your own content. It's not theme-driven or meant to be a color-by-numbers tool. I save my own resources to the library and reuse them all the time.
Besides, Andrew Stone is arguably the most responsive developer out there, so if there's some aspect that doesn't look or feel professional, just bring it up with him
or the community