"Conforming" UI (was:REALbasic vs. Revolution)
kkaufman at snet.net
Thu Oct 10 20:35:00 CDT 2002
Matt Denton wrote:
"...the Shareware market is sensitive to non-conforming apps: it is a
mark of how 'stable' or 'professional' the application is...."
I recently released two applications for Mac OS 9, X, and Windows.
More because of severe time restrictions than anything else, I chose
not to use use menus. Of all the feedback I received for both
applications, only one person (a Mac OS X user) complained or even
mentioned the lack of menus (I told him to quit the app by closing its
window, which answer seemed to satisfy him).
Certain users I guess might be put off by "non-standard" application
behavior, but unless there are many other applications available which
provide exactly the same function, they are generally happy just to
"get the job done" with the tools provided.
More information about the use-livecode