Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
General Development "In this blog post (and the one that will follow) we'd like to introduce a few of the broad reaching experience improvements that we've delivered in Visual Studio 11. We've worked hard on them over the last two years and believe that they will significantly improve the experience that you will have with Visual Studio."
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Comment by Neolander
by Neolander on Sat 25th Feb 2012 08:10 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

It feels sad to see so much software attempt to follow the footsteps of the Photoshop GUI, that is, "Keep the visible part of the UI as simplistic and monochromatic as possible while new stuff keeps piling up in menus and undiscoverable popups".

Menus are not a magical infinite feature reservoir. Put too much stuff in them and they break. Big software should either manage its feature set more carefully or embrace its command-line nature and just completely replace menus with a gigantic command search bar and a huge manual.

Edited 2012-02-25 08:14 UTC

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