Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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UI consistency isn't just about what you see
by tidux on Mon 18th Jun 2012 15:20 UTC
tidux
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2011-08-13

A key part of UI consistency for traditional operating systems is the key-binding schema. Windows, Linux, and cross-platform GUI applications tend to use CUA keybindings from MS-DOS EDIT.COM, and there's a long *nix history of using either vi or emacs keybindings for everything, down to the very shell (set -o vi and set -o emacs).

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