Linked by vermaden on Wed 21st May 2008 19:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces How would I describe today's GUIs? A mess. -- A mess that grew as new features were needed, with lack of proper design, with a desire to keep backward compatibility, and with tools from the past trying to achieve future needs. I propose a new design philosophy for GUIs. We'll call it Vermaden's GUI. Note: This is the latest entry in our 2008 article contest.
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Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

Flex has a built-in vector graphics engine, thanks to the flash player, but also supports SVG natively.


Oh yes, many thanks to the "Flash" player. :-) Well, in fact, the IRIX interactive desktop had vector images in icons many years ago: "One of the most unique features about the IRIX desktop is that its icons are vector images instead of bit-mapped images. This means they can scale to any size in real-time without losing any quality." See http://toastytech.com/guis/irix.html for further details. Not wanting to be impolite, but vector icons are nothing new.

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