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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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by Morgan on Wed 11th Jul 2012 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Right there with you. My eyes aren't bad enough (yet) to need a screen reader, but would it have killed the guy to slice up his image and replace the rendered text with the real thing for those who do need it? Come on, I'm rusty when it comes to doing that kind of thing but I could manage it in about 20 minutes.

Or hell, at the very least embed the copy in alt text.

Yet another example of a supposedly great designer not using plain old common sense.

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RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by lucas_maximus on Wed 11th Jul 2012 12:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Font replacement is pretty trivial (Cufon and the old text-indent: -9999px), and almost un-necessary these days since Google fonts and services such as Font-deck.

the font face property has been available since IE5.5 I believe or even earlier, it just that nobody seems to know how to use it.

Edited 2012-07-11 12:57 UTC

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