Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Mac OS X "Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.6 which which increases the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. What's also very important in this release is the introduction of the long-awaited Mac App Store with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store offers apps in a variety of categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews." Anyone else bothered by the incredibly shoddy user interface? What the heck is up with the entirely messed up placement of the titlebar widgets? If you ever needed proof the Mac OS X team has become a ghost town thanks to iOS, this is it.
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Traffic Light Problem
by REM2000 on Fri 7th Jan 2011 10:19 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

Im not usually bothered by small UI changes, i just get on with it. When they changed the close, maximise and minimise in iTunes it didn't bother me that much as the close was in the right place and i always minimise by double clicking the titlebar.

However the close, max, min button on the app store really stood out and look really awful, they just don't look righ centred, especially when every other app has them top left, it's really poor and something which would take 2 seconds to fix. The category and other buttons along the top are also pretty awful, i must admin the first time i loaded up the app store i missed them as they just look like part of the title bar. Im sure apple could have come up with a better way to present the buttons. The back and forward buttons look equally out of place. Perhaps if the close, min, max buttons were top left they would have fitted under just like safari.

Love the app store as it's a good way to get the apps out there for developers and an easy and safe way for users to purchase apps. However the app looks like a demo or someones first go in xcode.

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