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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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by No it isnt on Wed 11th Jul 2012 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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Designers have a reputation for being superficial wankers, and that web page is a great example as to why: it's set up to look nice, but without any respect for the medium it's supposed to work in. And so are the ideas presented, asking for "perfect spacing and clean typography". In email. Good luck with that.

Then again, the web site, despite his efforts to avoid the limitations of actual web design, is actually not well designed at all, not even for people without visual disabilities. It just looks fancy while ignoring function. It's a load of fluff.

There's one good idea in there: a priority inbox. I wish someone like Google will pick up that.

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