Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[2]: Design fail
by earksiinni on Sun 10th Oct 2010 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Design fail"
earksiinni
Member since:
2009-03-27

While you were busy being snarky, Apple put in the hard work to make a pixel-perfect product. The "You Can't Innovate Like Apple" article linked in the sidebar was very informative, and I've been keeping it in mind as I go over 10.10. See http://www.pragmaticmarketing.com/publications/magazine/6/4/you_can...

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RE[3]: Design fail
by Radio on Sun 10th Oct 2010 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Design fail"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

While you were busy being snarky, Apple put in the hard work to make a pixel-perfect product

*fap fap fap fap*

There are two extra pixels on the left side! That's so important! The applet is nearly unusable!

Go back entering your wifi code in your appleTV (*left, left, left, down, click, right, up, up, up, click, right, down down...*, braindead.

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RE[4]: Design fail
by earksiinni on Sun 10th Oct 2010 21:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Design fail"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Really, there's no need to be so reactionary. I never said anything about it being unusable; it's perfectly usable, but the design is simply inferior. If the difference between elegance and looking off lies in a few pixels, then yes, a few pixels matter. If you're seriously equating good design with usability, then...well, I guess you're perfectly happy with Ubuntu's poorly thought-out visual design!

I listed 24 reasons why the menu is off below, take a look.

Edit: I've never used Apple TV, but if it's really how you describe, then that would explain its bad market performance. I don't actually own any Apple products, but my point was more about how methodical they are in their design. I don't see the same kind of sustained effort come through in Ubuntu.

Edited 2010-10-10 21:09 UTC

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RE[3]: Design fail
by Soulbender on Mon 11th Oct 2010 02:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Design fail"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

While you were pretending to be a design expert people got on with their life and got things done with Ubuntu.

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RE[3]: Design fail
by earksiinni on Mon 11th Oct 2010 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Design fail"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Before people downvote like roving idiots, they need to actually read the entire post--yes, I'm sorry to inform you that this includes links in the post. (Ugh...reading! How laborious!)

"Pixel-perfect" here refers to Apple's design process, not to their end result. I don't even own any Apple products, and I don't really care for them at all. If you read the article, however, you'll see that they have a design method called "pixel-perfect" where final mockups are determined down to the pixel and after they're approved no one, neither engineers nor designers, deviate from the mockup by even one pixel. I admire that thoroughness and consistency, and I think that Ubuntu can use more of that.

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