Linked by vermaden on Wed 21st May 2008 19:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces How would I describe today's GUIs? A mess. -- A mess that grew as new features were needed, with lack of proper design, with a desire to keep backward compatibility, and with tools from the past trying to achieve future needs. I propose a new design philosophy for GUIs. We'll call it Vermaden's GUI. Note: This is the latest entry in our 2008 article contest.
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by Traumflug on Thu 22nd May 2008 09:21 UTC
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Of all available GUIs today, Apple's Cocoa used in their flagship operating system Mac OS X is a jack-of-all-trades and looks better and more coherent then the two I just mentioned from the open source world, but it still has quirks in many places. Those quirks are not its major disadvantage though; the license is.

If you want a free, Cocoa-like GUI engine, use GNUstep. GNUstep's default look isn't that fashioned, but themeable. The widget set, coding methaphor and even the programming language is the same as in Cocoa.

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