fake leopard screenshot contest

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in macOS edited January 2014
There is a fake leopard screen shot contest here . There are alot of prizes (read the first post) and all of you mockup gurus out there should enter.
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  • Reply 1 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    I'm entering the contest but I've got LOADS left to do before the deadline (tomorrow night). Any eye candy/apps/features you want to see incorporated in to one of the Mockups? Moderate criticism is more than welcome



    Cheers.



  • Reply 2 of 27
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Dazabrit

    I'm entering the contest but I've got LOADS left to do before the deadline (tomorrow night). Any eye candy/apps/features you want to see incorporated in to one of the Mockups? Moderate criticism is more than welcome



    Cheers.







    Class in a tall pint glass!!



    (two small errors, 1. change from 10.5.1 > 10.5.....2. make the part beside the tab a touch darker.) Very nice choices besides though
  • Reply 3 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    Cheers

    I'll post the finished stills soon.



    Just to clarify... Do you mean the space surrounding the tab in Safari?
  • Reply 4 of 27
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Dazabrit

    Cheers

    I'll post the finished stills soon.



    Just to clarify... Do you mean the space surrounding the tab in Safari?




    This space on the right>>



    What's your reason for the icon changes, each one?
  • Reply 5 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    Icon Changes:



    To be honest, there aren't any 'real' reasons behind the changes. The simple but not so simple thing I have been trying to achieve is creating a unified interface.



    The colour blue in the System Prefs and Dashboard icons are supposed to show that they are active (altho System Prefs isn't looking too open at the moment).



    Address Book and iCal merged is something that has been discussed/designed before but I like the idea of them becoming one application titled 'Planner' or something like that.



    I'm going to try and continue the 'plain/one word' application names too including a rebranding of Safari as 'Browser'
  • Reply 6 of 27
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    The menu bar color change, the blue apple in prefs icon and the black iChat icon are unnecessary IMO, Apple wouldn't do that. This "Planner" icon is a bit nicer, it is canvas.

    Everything else looks cool. I like the about this Mac, very creative
  • Reply 7 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    Yeah, the strange thing is... I agree with you. But I was simply sticking to a system whereby I was trying to tie certain elements of the UI together. The top bar does change with each release (i do believe) and I tried to keep the metal theme running throughout.



    The blue apple in the system prefs was just a simple idea to make the icons in the dock a little more animated. It glows blue as you open it (I did this mainly because of the glow patents for the Mac hardware/cases).



    The iChat icon was changed simply because I wanted to signal that the application had changed (due to the collaboration and VoIP rumors. Although in hind sight a symbol adjustment rather than a color adjustment would have been better suited.



    The 'About This Mac' box was designed as an Overlay because I think that is essentially what the information is. It's 'quick' info that you take a glance at unlike a Finder/App window. So I tried to compartmentalize everything and make it a Metal Theme, Overlay or Widget etc



    And yes.... you're absolutely right. The other 'Planner' icon is better
  • Reply 8 of 27
    pbpb Posts: 4,232member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ferali

    There is a fake leopard screen shot contest here .



    How sad.



    Just a couple of weeks before the Leopard preview in WWDC, and still no idea of what is coming. Only fakes, and even an "official" fake screenshot contest.
  • Reply 9 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PB

    How sad.



    Just a couple of weeks before the Leopard preview in WWDC, and still no idea of what is coming. Only fakes, and even an "official" fake screenshot contest.




    You're absolutely right



    But.... it does give you a chance of winning $1,000 worth of pretty decent software, which aint all that sad.



    I'm really pleased there aren't any solid leaks on Leopard. I like surprises. Let's hope they pull this (pun removed) one outta the bag.
  • Reply 10 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    These are my final entries





































    Cheers.
  • Reply 11 of 27
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Great work!!
  • Reply 12 of 27
    dazabritdazabrit Posts: 273member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ireland

    Great work!!



    Cheers
  • Reply 13 of 27
    daffy_duckdaffy_duck Posts: 248member
    Not to diminish your post but lately, the mockups I have seen of the new finder are pretty uninspired. I don't even find tabs in the finder a desirable feature. I saw a very impressive one a while back that used a lot of interface elements from iTunes. It looked great. Unfortunately I can no longer find it.
  • Reply 14 of 27
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Daffy_Duck

    Not to diminish your post but lately, the mockups I have seen of the new finder are pretty uninspired. I don't even find tabs in the finder a desirable feature. I saw a very impressive one a while back that used a lot of interface elements from iTunes. It looked great. Unfortunately I can no longer find it.



    There's a saying in my country, "a hurler on the ditch". It came from years ago when a hurling match was going on you would get people leaning over the ditch giving out about how bad the players were, "he should do this" etc. My point, if you don't like his fakes show us better ones you have done. Also after someone works hard to make some up, it can be rude to criticize without your own mock ups. Think different
  • Reply 15 of 27
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ireland

    There's a saying in my country, "a hurler on the ditch". It came from years ago when a hurling match was going on you would get people leaning over the ditch giving out about how bad the players were, "he should do this" etc. My point, if you don't like his fakes show us better ones you have done. Also after someone works hard to make some up, it can be rude to criticize without your own mock ups. Think different



    The reason I posted at all is because I was hoping someone else had seen the same mockup that I was referring to and would post it here.



    Also, if you read the post carefully, it should be clear that I was referring to the recent mockups and not just the particular one in this thread. I apologize if it seems otherwise. I just think we should be dreaming higher. If a redesigned finder means tabs and a icon scaler I will be truly dissapointed.



    edit: I finally took a look at the thread with submissions for the contest. There are some good ideas there.



    final edit: Now that I have read the entire thread I am pretty sure the mockup for the finder I was referring to was made by Shidoshi which has entered some particularly fine mockups into this contest.
  • Reply 16 of 27
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Shidoshi did some great work. I'm not sure how 'Apple' his work is, but it's still good.
  • Reply 17 of 27
    daffy_duckdaffy_duck Posts: 248member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ireland

    Shidoshi did some great work. I'm not sure how 'Apple' his work is, but it's still good.



    I think Shidoshi's finder is what it would look like if they made it for pros as they have done with Aperture but since it has to be usable by everyone it probably won't be anything like his idea and it will be dumbed down. The video thumbnails idea is awesome but I am sure quite resource intensive. I hope the new finder has more aspects of itunes built into it. Auto-resizing columns, alternating row highlighting, directly editable metadata, etc. I guess even tabs could be useful but it's not at the top of my list. I am coming from the Windows world and I have to admit I find organising with the finder to be difficult in comparison to Explorer.



    I would also like to see better use of dialogs when copying or moving files around. More information, better multitasking, and better handling of file conflicts.



    One thing I really hope Apple decides to do is to move away from storing metadata in a central database as is done in iPhoto and accross the board decides to store metadata in the original files (as is done in iTunes). MS is doing this with Vista and I think it's the right way to do it.
  • Reply 18 of 27
    javacowboyjavacowboy Posts: 802member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Dazabrit

    These are my final entries



    Cheers.




    Care to explain the XP/Vista icon in the menu bar? Are you speculating that Apple will add some form of Windows emulation?
  • Reply 19 of 27
    hmmfehmmfe Posts: 79member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by JavaCowboy

    Care to explain the XP/Vista icon in the menu bar? Are you speculating that Apple will add some form of Windows emulation?



    Not sure where he was going with it, but I have the same icon - it is RDC Menu.
  • Reply 20 of 27
    majormattmajormatt Posts: 1,077member
    I really like what you did on the bottom of the window. The slider and buttons add a nice touch.



    Well done!
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