Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Apr 2009 09:36 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Windows Windows Vista wasn't exactly a success, and as such, Microsoft needed different people to manage the development of Windows 7. One of those new people is Julie Larson-Green, who made a very good showing with Microsoft Office 2007, which took the bold move of replacing the menu-driven interface with the newly designed Ribbon interface. The Sydney Morning Herald (awesome name) decided to take a look at who, exactly, Larson-Green is.
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Ribbon Interface
by ngnr on Tue 21st Apr 2009 14:01 UTC
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I know this is a little off-topic but I’ve read so many times that Microsoft “invented” the ribbon interface.

IMHO the “ribbon” concept was early introduced by Macromedia Dreamweaver MX ui back in 2002.

See this screenshot:

In this example there is a menu bar, but you can also notice a group of "tabs" containing buttons to related tasks.

sounds familiar?

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