Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: "It must surely be a sign of the impending apocalypse that Microsoft's operating systems have 'more taste' than Apple's. I'm referring, of course, to Apple's inexplicable use of skeuomorphic design in iOS and OS X apps, and contrasting that with Microsoft's stark avoidance of such cheesy gimmickry in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces. A skeuomorphic design in software is one that 'decorates' the interface with fake reality - say, analog knobs or torn paper. The problem is worse than it sounds." Won't come as a surprise to anyone that I wholeheartedly agree with this one. iOS and Mac OS X are ruined by an incredibly high Microsoft BOB factor. I have no idea how - or if - Apple will address this, or if the current downward spiral is going to continue.
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I doubt...
by Coxy on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 20:50 UTC
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...that apple users have ever even heard of "skeuomorphism" or care what it is. They couldn't care about fitts law or any other over-used phrases. And they don't need to, they have an os that everyone thinks is the best in the world, and where you need lots of money to have it.

There are sites now that only let you join if you use a mac, or offer you more expensive products and services... when you put up with that, I guess you couldn't care if some blogger thinks that your contact application shouldn't look like a filofax.

Edited 2012-07-22 20:50 UTC

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