Originally Posted by MyMac8MyPC
More functional? Show me one button that doesn't work. If there were buttons that didn't function Apple wouldn't have released the OS.
I am not sure you know what I am referring to when I say functional. This means the it serves it's purpose as to what a GUI should do. Not only work, but not distract, or effect the way the user views the content.
If there is colored buttons all over the place on a window where you are designing say a logo, those colors would effect your eye, and influence what you think said logo looks like. This is just human nature. GUIs should also never distract from the content they are holding. Platinum was really really great at this. It was there, and was very elegant for it's time. But you didn't notice it unless you stared at it. This is how every well designed GUI should be. One shouldn't take the riceboy approach to GUI design and think the flashier the better. The more neon, and stickers the faster it will go!
You're not posting facts you're posting opinions, and you expect Apple to change their operating system based on someones opinion?
For one, I am not stating opinions on the GUI. And how it should work. These are guidelines Apple itself came up with. Guidelines they haven't followed in awhile. And I am hardly the only one complaining. Why do you think "Aqua" has moved away from being flashier to being a bit more mundane and less distracting? No more stripes, no more BRIGHT white windows. Things are more subdued and easier on the eyes.
I'm just saying, it's not going to happen until all of the bugs have been worked out of Leopard and there's nothing else to do. It's simply not at the top of their list.
Now YOU are posting opinion. You don't know what is on Apple's list. Either do I. My opinion is that the OS be stable and not crash of course. But I don't think say, stacks, or coverflow was more important than having an actual unified and consistent GUI.
A GUI is a graphical (rather than purely textual) user interface.
Well thanks for that.. I wouldn't have known that had you not told me. Again I am not sure you understand what I am saying.
There is no law that says that those graphics shouldn't look nice. Nadda. None.
Of course I want a GUI to look nice. Useable does not = ugly. Ugly would distract.
Hardly a reason to go backwards and use 1980's style graphics.
I don't think they are. That's your opinion. I think they are very modern and smart.
That's only your opinion. Many others would disagree.
I assure you, a lot more people have complained about Aqua and it's usability than you think. And many others would say "Window is better" too. But that wouldn't make them right.
Again why do you think Apple keeps making it less hard on the eyes? The buttons became less OUT there. Drop shadows became more subdued. Aqua scrolls became less exaggerated. Why did they do this?
Either way it's up to Apple, not us. I'd agree that making flashy graphics for the sake of flashy graphics isn't the answer, but then neither is changing the graphics - just for the sake of changing the graphics. Leopard just came out. Give them some time, I'm sure they'll do what's best for their operating system.
Leopard is known to have been rushed a bit. I've talked to some Apple employees that I have known for the past decade. Lots of top graphics people were pulled off the OS X "team" and was put on the iPhone "team" This lead to graphics not getting updated in time. Don't believe me? Watch the GUI updates they do. Graphics will be changing. And probably not to your liking.
Apple is already
well aware of that
But they aren't following the HIG. That's mine and many other people's complaints. Read the latest ArsTech article on teh matter.
Thinking outside the box is also what sets Apples apart from the rest. If they lose that, then they will be no different.
This really does nothing to contradict or go against what it replied to.