Re: [Usability] Better look Re: (no subject)

i am pretty sure that 3d helps but when it is 2 much can make more arm
then good...

i would go 4 someting 3d, 4 the simple reason that it seems the way
everything is going, nobody is enjoying flat design anymore....

or it can go into the transparecies world... one background where
everything just appears.... and the icons r flat but tranlucent.

its an idea....


On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 11:57 +0000, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
> --- Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt myrealbox com> wrote:
> > Both Human and Clearlooks, though, like Luna,
> > Platinum, and Windows 3.x  
> > before them, are very cartoonish. They look like pen
> > drawings of  
> > controls, rather than actual controls.
> But what should actual controls look like?
> Platinum and Windows 3.x went for the 3D look grey,
> like something that sticks out of the screen. OS X's
> Aqua had the water-droplet look, and has recently
> modified it to look sunken into rather than sitting on
> the screen.
> Computer screens are not like anything else. Should
> they try to emulate real-life buttons and objects?
> (And these are sometimes not emulating modern computer
> interfaces.)
> The purpose of buttons and other UI widgets is to be
> clearly visible as parts of the screen that can be
> clicked or interacted with.
> But I've worked with users who aren't familiar with
> computer interfaces at all, and whether it's Windows
> or OS X, they just don't perceive UI widgets as
> something clickable. It's just screen clutter to them.
> Given that, I don't think GUI elements should try to
> be anything other than themselves.
> > Sadly, from looking briefly through the gtk2 themes
> > on,  
> > they all either have that pixelly cartoon
> > appearance, or they have a  
> > light-on-dark color scheme (great for an alternative
> > theme, poor for a  
> > default), or they have sunken checkboxes and
> > radiobuttons (which looks  
> > wrong when embedded in listboxes, which is why
> > Windows 98 and 2000  
> > often used an inconsistent flat style for checkboxes
> > and radiobuttons  
> > inside listboxes), or they're ripoffs of Aqua.
> I've found one or two I like, but as another poster in
> this thread said, they're often inconsistent, or have
> some elements that let the rest down (scroll bars and
> panel dividers usually).
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