Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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by gan17 on Wed 11th Jul 2012 05:30 UTC
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1. The page is just one big image. Wtf? Are we still in the Geocities era?

2. I find any web "interface" that loads up my CPU more than 5% (average), completely perverse. It's just email, for phuq's sake!!

3. Mutt configured with some carefully selected Xdefaults/Xresources colours and scripted to have relevant apps open attachments (mplayer, image viewer, pdf reader..etc) completely shits all over this and almost anything else out there, both in terms of speed, usability and (imo) aesthetics.

This might be nice on some newfangled tablet or metrosexual desktop, but not on a rig I'd do work on.

Edited 2012-07-11 05:49 UTC

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