"Conforming" UI (was:REALbasic vs. Revolution)
smilingeyes at mac.com
Thu Oct 10 20:48:01 EDT 2002
Kurt - can you give us an idea of what sort of users you had? Were they
random public folks or folks from a specific walk of life (such as
engineers, math teachers, lawyers, accountants)? Just curious because
we're in the middle of several UI considerations for a cross-platform
app that will be going to a somewhat random "suzy/joe public"
Kurt Kaufman wrote:
> 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.
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