Striped Background in OS X Revisited
scott at cdroo.com
Tue Jun 26 12:38:27 CDT 2007
----- Original Message -----
> Yeah, I tend to regrab the pattern with each OS X release.
Yup. But very fiddly. :-)
> If Apple keeps fading the stripes, it'll eventually return to Platinum. :)
> Expectations have indeed been lowered by sloppy developers, but I see
> other people's laziness as our competitive advantage: apply nothing more
> than the discipline we learn from Day 1 designing for Mac OS, reading the
> HIG and applying as appropriate, when we move our apps to Windows the
> integrate better with Microsoft's work than some of our competitors who've
> been there for years.
Indeed. And your observation is a good one. Microsoft always gave me the
feeling that they were going to have a GUI too! But we'll make it different
enough to be different. Plus the MDI concept has had a *huge* impact on
Windows HIG and app's in general. I was surprised Linux desktops are so
similar to Windows and not Mac. Though my main work is still on Windows
boxes I really do find the Mac cleaner and tidier. Kind of comparing
"class" and "ass". <vbg>
> But of course cross-platform HIG adherence will only be pervasive in the
> Rev community to the degree the tool makes it easy. If folks have to jump
> through hoops just to adopt conventions, must of their work will look out
> of synch with modern conventions, reflecting badly on RunRev.
I agree. One thing that does annoy me is a lack of decorations in modal
dialogs under Windows with Rev app's. I can fake it easy enough - but I
wish I didn't have too.
> So for the benefit of RunRev Ltd and all of us, for your voting pleasure:
Will vote as soon as my ISP gets http working again (it seems to be down
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