Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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RE: It's the apps
by helf on Sun 1st Jun 2008 23:37 UTC in reply to "It's the apps"
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You know, it's the same with websites.

You have a bunch of varying UIs with the same basic principals but not really following any set methods very well. Why don't we see more people whining about websites being different?

Seems like a lot of developers, at least for windows apps, treat their UIs like website designers treat their sites. I'll do it *my* way and make the UI interesting and not some bland normalcy ;)

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