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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Comment by fresch
by fresch on Thu 22nd May 2008 11:28 UTC
fresch
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2006-09-12

I was going to write a longer and more in depth comment with my criticism on this... but since the author didn't feel like taking time to better research and polish his ideas and concepts, neither will I.

Go google on themeing, read the documentation on themeing for the toolkits you are concerned about, read the GNOME HID (google, again ;-), read past "studies" on GUI usage, read past research on designing GUIs and stop reinventing the wheel.

This is a news site not a forum, right? So less of these opinion pieces would be nice.

Thanks a lot for your contribution...

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