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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RE: Not a big fan of skeuomorphic
by thavith_osn on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 02:52 UTC in reply to "Not a big fan of skeuomorphic"
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I loved the idea of Copland back in the day, I know we had theming packs that did this back then for OS 7, 8 and 9. I never got into it myself, I tended to go back to the standard theme, whether it be Win or Mac.

I also can't believe we thought they looked great. :-)

More pixels and more colour makes for a nicer UI (usually).

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