Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jun 2007 13:44 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Federkiel writes: "People working with Apple computers are used to a very consistent user experience. For a large part this stems from the fact that the Lisa type of GUI does not have the fight between MDI and SDI. The question simply never arises, because the Lisa type of GUI does not offer the choice to create either of both; it's something different all along. I usually think of it as 'MDI on steroids unified with a window manager'. It virtually includes all benefits of a SDI and and the benefits of an MDI." Read on for how I feel about this age-old discussion.
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RE[3]: I hate the ribbon...
by Kroc on Sun 24th Jun 2007 18:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I hate the ribbon..."
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Some fields do not work so well sideways. The font combo box for example. Toolbar functionality is reduced in some places when putting all toolbars on the side. Sideways text does not make good UI, and the most common screen resolution in the world is 1024x768, shortly followed by 800x600. It'll be a while yet until everybody is on widescreens.

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RE[4]: I hate the ribbon...
by lproven on Sun 24th Jun 2007 19:18 in reply to "RE[3]: I hate the ribbon..."
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Well, true, but so what? If I want to format fonts, I use the character formatting dialogue. It's more valuable by far to me to have a larger amount of the document visible than to be able to occasionally change fonts from the toolbar. Priorities!

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