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 KLU9 on Fri 13th Jul 2012 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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For the visually impaired, here's what's written on the page...

When the first web page was published in the early 1990's there was no big difference to the web we know today. And that's the problem.

Technology has been evolving over the past couple of years. But I still turn text articles into a f#*king great jpeg, just like pisspoor excuses for webmasters used to do back in the 90s.

Technology has advanced, but I had to do this text-to-jpeg conversion manually, because there's no way to do it other than in my $800 edition of Adobe Photoshop.

How come then that the Web has never really changed? This ticked the part of my brain that likes to design boring fonts that "fix" the "problems" in Helvetica and which nobody will ever use.

I know of course that I can do better and I've done just that. You can attach my Nobel prize and send it to me at my .me address.

1. Text is useless and not fit for a creative workflow. All web creation programs (Dreamweaver, Indesign, FrontPage.... er... that's it) should *automatically* convert text into image files. Like jpegs. Or even better: animated GIFs!!

2. I'm always looking for ACTIONSTEPS (patented, copyrighted, registered trademark). Once I've created my FGJFT (f*#king great jpeg for text) webpage, I want my web editor to automatically offer logical next steps, like "Add auto-playing MIDI" or "Upload to following: Tripod, Angelfire, Geocities".

3. And why does nobody but me ever have the intelligence to think about ***stuff***? Christ, am I only one with a brain?

Thank you for basking in my worthiness.

Disclosure: I have edited the original article somewhat... you know, for length.


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