Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jun 2014 22:49 UTC
Mac OS X

There are still many rough edges in the new OS but overall I am really excited about the visual direction that Mac OS X Yosemite is taking. It demonstrates a more mature and subtle approach in adapting iOS 7 design language. No ultra thin fonts, no crazy parallax, no ridiculous icons, just subtle use of translucent materials accompanied by a bright and cheerful palette. Using the new OS feels fresher, exciting, and more modern. I am looking forward to exploring other design changes in the the new OS that I may have missed.

I'm definitely pleased with the design direction Apple is taking OS X into, despite the fact that as it currently stands it's clearly still in flux. We're in beta, though, so that's just fine. The two biggest issues to me are one, that text input fields and buttons are not visually different, and two, that neither of them get any mouseover effect whatsoever - both cursor and button/input fields remain exactly the same.

Something else I've noticed: is it just me, or does Apple use a different theme on-stage during a keynote than what actually ships in the beta right now? The transparency and colours pop way more during the keynote than while using the beta. Odd.

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by Jokel on Fri 6th Jun 2014 05:16 UTC
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It seems the interface uglifying from Windows 8 is transferred to OSX.

All those flat user interfaces hurt my eyes. But it seems that flat and ugly telephone-like desktops is some form of progress.

Yes-I know. There are other things that are maybe more important, but taste is also an part of an working environment, and all that boring flatness leaves an bad taste in my mouth..

Progress seems to be an artistic-wise step backwards. I don't like it at all, but maybe I am to old for this and ugly is the new shiny way to go...

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