Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer
I can. We did it at NeXT. When all of your application space can leverage the changes via InterfaceBuilder it's not that difficult to "flick the switch", so to speak.
I'm not arguing that there aren't "automatic" processes going on. I'm saying that interfaces designed for, say, black type on a white, or light grey background, don't always work well the other way around.
I did publishing work when I had my company, and we were always reworking things around, depending on what was wanted.
Dark backgrounds often require different typefaces. It also usually required a bolder typeface. That's just one element.
Will XCode change everything around so that it meets the developers standards? Moving from color to greyshades also requires the reworking of graphic elements. Will XCode do this as well? There are a bunch of niggling little things that would have to be redone if Apple goes to this new "color" palette.
What about rez independence? Will it take care of all that as well? Developers won't have to design new icons, graphics, and images?
One of the reasons we were given as to why we weren't given rez independence in 10.5, even though it is there for developers, was because they would have to redo their GUI's. You're saying this is wrong?