Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 11th Aug 2004 07:53 UTC
Editorial Computers are complex systems but it's a mistake to assume they need to be complex to use. However, usability is not as easy as it may first seem. It is a different discipline from software development lacking the strict logic or having a "right way". There are only differing requirements and differing collections of guidelines. Making things easy is difficult.
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Fitts law and menus
by omnivector on Wed 11th Aug 2004 10:53 UTC

I wrote a rather lengthy explination on why the menu-at-the-top (like mac) is more efficient. It includes some handy screenshots and good explinations.

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