Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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by Alleister on Sun 1st Jun 2008 19:21 UTC
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Strange that Microsoft would need their customers to find remaining Win 3.1 Dialogs... it can't really be that no one at Microsoft found those, can it? Do Microsofts developers care so little for their products?

I can't believe they would be so incompetent not to even come to the most obvious of conclusions, like make the darn System Dialogs resizeable or remove HIG-raping Win 3.1 garbage... so they seemingly just don't care.

That was the overall Impression i had when trying Vista: "We don't care" - and neither do i anymore. I do not expect less than an complete and *horrible* failure of Windows 7 and i think it would be a good thing too: Microsofts monopoly doesn't look that much of a mountain anymore.

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