A little commitment and some hard work will get you poised to build great applications. Do this by getting a grasp on designing and implementing a document-based Cocoa application of your own through concentration on the relationships between the source code and the user interface items. Read the article at InformIT. Elsewhere, Microsoft-Watch has a preview of Mac OS X Panther.
Cocoa Applications in Mac OS X
2003-06-30 macOS 7 Comments
I’m glad Apple is moving away from that gaudy glowing jelly-bean look in both their cases and the OS X theme. G5+Panther is becoming an awfully tempting tease for this long-time Windows user.
An actually decent introduction into writing a complex Cocoa app…what’s this, the first one? lol
…with the new brushed-metal look on their recent cases (XServe and the G5) and in OS X, and the manly looking carbon-fibre design in those Apple Cinema Displays, Apple is actually starting to develop an overall aesthetic worthy of their NeXT roots. I am starting to become more interested in Apple, similar to how I felt about NeXT 10 years ago, just based on OS X’s progress and these new design changes which make their products look serious and professional now, instead of like ugly candy-flavored toys.
It’s nice to see that all of the best things that I liked about NeXT are finally re-emerging in Apple now and I will be keeping a very close eye on them from now on.
thumbnailed screenshots with no link to the full-size versions (the ms watch site) >:(
“Apple is actually starting to develop an overall aesthetic worthy of their NeXT roots”
You’re kidding, right?
You’ve got to be kidding.
You better be kidding.
When I imagine a G5 sitting on my desk, running an OS X that is completely skinned to brushed-metal, with a Cinema Display to look at, it seems just as purty to me as NeXTStep was on those magnesium cubes ages ago. But maybe my imagination is just over-active (it wouldn’t be the first time).
Sure, OS X might suit Apple hardware fine, but generally, the way they bastardised the NS interface is just a crime, such as the way they killed off scrollbars on the left and killed off tearable menus.
Anyway, Aqua is way too gaudy. The classic NS interface was clean, simple, integrated (no brushed metal!) and worked a treat.