Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:46 UTC
Apple "If you're eagerly awaiting Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro interface, due in late October, then you might be interested in obtaining it a little earlier for an iPhone or iPod Touch. Metroon, a Dreamboard theme for jailbroken iOS devices, does just that - providing a near-perfect replica of Microsoft's Metro interface." Up until 4-5 years ago, one of the most popular skinning activities was to make Windows look like Mac OS X. These days, people are putting loads of effort into bringing Metro to iOS (or Android). Subtle, but telling, shift. A few weeks ago, I upgraded my dad's iMac to Lion. His first response when opening the Address Book: "god that's tacky. Yuck!" The sooner this anachronistic skeuomorphism dies, the better.
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Slightly off topic
by bloodline on Wed 11th Jul 2012 15:03 UTC
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Sorry that I'm going off topic here, but Thom, why don't you build your own perfect UI? It wouldn't take much to knock a working example together in in C using SDL or JavaScript (with the Canvas element)... You could build a working mock up incorporating your favourite ideas in UI design and get support for what you really want! In the immortal words of Depeche Mode "Don't just stand there and shout it, do something about it"!

Just a thought! ;)

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