Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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Meh....
by gan17 on Wed 11th Jul 2012 05:30 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

1. The page is just one big image. Wtf? Are we still in the Geocities era?

2. I find any web "interface" that loads up my CPU more than 5% (average), completely perverse. It's just email, for phuq's sake!!

3. Mutt configured with some carefully selected Xdefaults/Xresources colours and scripted to have relevant apps open attachments (mplayer, image viewer, pdf reader..etc) completely shits all over this and almost anything else out there, both in terms of speed, usability and (imo) aesthetics.

This might be nice on some newfangled tablet or metrosexual desktop, but not on a rig I'd do work on.

Edited 2012-07-11 05:49 UTC

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RE: Meh....
by Radio on Wed 11th Jul 2012 07:28 in reply to "Meh...."
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

100% white monospaced text on black is bad. This is readability 101.

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RE: Meh....
by crimperman on Wed 11th Jul 2012 09:11 in reply to "Meh...."
crimperman Member since:
2006-11-09

1. The page is just one big image. Wtf? Are we still in the Geocities era?


I thought that too. It breaks about every accessibility guideline there is and reminds me why I correct people who call me a web designer. I am a web *developer* and to me this is much more than being able to code.

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RE: Meh....
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 02:00 in reply to "Meh...."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

2. I find any web "interface" that loads up my CPU more than 5% (average), completely perverse. It's just email, for phuq's sake!!
3. Mutt [...]

I guess that for a long time, for most of email history, Mutt would be at least similarly heavy on relative resources...

And let's not kid ourselves, it's just non-viable as an alternative, most people don't and don't want to use text UI.

PS. Generally, Mutt sucks! :p

Edited 2012-07-16 02:02 UTC

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