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[5]: I hate the ribbon...
by DonQ on Mon 25th Jun 2007 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I hate the ribbon..."
DonQ
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2005-06-29

There's nothing about the human visual system that I'm aware of (as someone with a degree in biology) that's optimised for horizontal scanning and there have been plenty of vertically-oriented writing systems.


Human visual field is certainly horizontally extended - look for example here (nice images somewhere in middle of article):
http://vision.arc.nasa.gov/personnel/al/papers/64vision/17.htm

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