Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Nov 2007 19:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the third article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part III today, we focus on the desk accessory, popularly known as the widget, applet, mini-app, gadget, or whatever the fashionable term is these days.
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RE[2]: Replicants
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Replicants"
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Having just bought an iMac with Leopard, I'm thinking that using replicants in the same sort of usage scenario as Apple has with Dashboard would help increase their attraction to users. Creating a Dashboard-type of setup in BeOS/Haiku actually would be rather simple to do, too.

The problem I see here, JT, is that replicants are not coded in web-like languages [right?], making them the territory of people with programming experience, instead of all sorts of other people being able to code them too.

Edited 2007-11-05 11:11 UTC

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