Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Apr 2009 09:36 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Windows Windows Vista wasn't exactly a success, and as such, Microsoft needed different people to manage the development of Windows 7. One of those new people is Julie Larson-Green, who made a very good showing with Microsoft Office 2007, which took the bold move of replacing the menu-driven interface with the newly designed Ribbon interface. The Sydney Morning Herald (awesome name) decided to take a look at who, exactly, Larson-Green is.
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RE: Ribbon Interface
by davidiwharper on Tue 21st Apr 2009 14:21 UTC in reply to "Ribbon Interface"
davidiwharper
Member since:
2006-01-01

You may be right, but that screenshot clearly shows a bunch of toolbars and - unlike Office 2007, which does away with them - application menus.

Others may have opened the door, but Microsoft is the company that was brave enough not only to walk through it but to lock the door so that nobody could go back.

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RE[2]: Ribbon Interface
by BluenoseJake on Tue 21st Apr 2009 15:51 in reply to "RE: Ribbon Interface"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Except the ribbon in Office replaces the menu, and the ribbon like toolbar in Dreamweaver does not. The Ribbon also replaces the toolbar in Office, but there is a toolbar in Dreamweaver.

I guess Macromedia didn't really invent the Ribbon after all.

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