While sometimes it can be hard to see from single release to single release, Apple has steadily been refining the Aqua user interface since first introducing it.
Of course, there have been highs and lows. Pin stripes and Brushed Metal and Linen and Rich Corinthian Leather. Transparency and Vibrancy. At times, Apple had led the way into new design trends, and at other times, they have fallen behind the rest of the industry.
Over 1500 screenshots of every Mac OS X/macOS release. A fantastic archive to browse through while enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea.
Very nice post. Loved looking at all the screenshots from OS X throughout the years. Really shows how the OS interface has progressed.
I started using OS X with 10.3 and my first Mac ran 10.4, which I still love. Sadly none of the apps I use work on it these days, otherwise I might still be running good ole Tiger.
I had the beta back in the day. I was working for a company where everyone had NeXT workstations. I had a couple myself. Interesting hardware.
You could really see the NeXTSTEP throughout the Mac OS X back then.
I’d rather gouge my eyes out of their sockets with a rusty fork
It’s striking how hard on the eyes OSX could be in the early days.
Pinstripes? Such a horrible idea for readability.