Why a metal Finder, but no metal Mail?

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  • Reply 21 of 25
    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    I think it is hilarious how everyone seemed to hate Aqua when it first came out. Too bright. Too colorful. Too distracting.



    Apple then slowly starts switching to metal and now everyone seems to like Aqua. Metal is too blah. Too gray. Too OS 9.



    I equate Aqua to the fruity iMacs. An attention grabber. Shock therapy.



    There is probably a good reason that a grayer screen is better. A mac screen is still much lighter than the PC. I like metal apps much better when I am in a dark location. I find myself turning my screen brightness way down at night.



    From the screenshots I have seen (thanks everyone) it appears to me that Apple is finally getting a handle on the smaller GUI details. Hopefully all of the buttons will be consistently sized, spaced, etc (iPhoto vs. iTunes vs. Safari etc.) Hopefully, all metal will have the same shade of gray, etc. They are starting to indent windows the same, etc. They appear to be spreading all of the nice ideas to the entire system.



    It took Apple a long time to get all of these things looking similar in OS 9 and prior. I am simply amazed at the development pace of OS X and very much look forward to buying my version of Panther.
  • Reply 22 of 25
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Ummm I still hate Aqua 1.0 in 10.0. It was disgusting. 10.1 was pretty crappy too. Slow, buttons were stupid looking, and the text in the menu bar was so fuzzy it was almost unreadable on an iBook with my eyes. 10.2 Aqua is pretty damn good. Almost as good as Platinum, although when I apply a Platinum Theme it doesn't feel right with transparencies etc. But Aqua is getting there. Brushed Metal is just way too industrial looking. It isn't friendly at all. But the FUNCTION of it is better, like Gargoyle said! Draggable window borders (the whole window actually) and clean layout are better.
  • Reply 23 of 25
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Brush metal theme ----- for Apple's own apps



    Remember what Steve Job said? He said 'Finder' is just another APP



    That may explains why
  • Reply 24 of 25
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    We have Apple computers split between white plastic and aluminum. APPEL HAS TO BE CONSISTENT!!!1! It is funny that the "pro" hardwareis metal, and the "consumer" hardware is white plastic, yet the "pro" software is either pinstriped or that FCP gray thing, and the "consumer" apps are metal. something's a little out of sync.



    I'm all for theming based on specific "genres" or criteria. I think that as a UI principle would be a good addition to the UE, and would become a staple of all user guidelines in other platforms. The problem here isn't metal vs. pinstripes, it's the rationale for one or the other, which is obviously lacking.
  • Reply 25 of 25
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BuonRotto

    It is funny that the "pro" hardwareis metal, and the "consumer" hardware is white plastic, yet the "pro" software is either pinstriped or that FCP gray thing, and the "consumer" apps are metal.



    Heh, nice observation. Curious little paradox there.
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