[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary
skeezics at q7.com
Tue Jun 24 12:10:40 CDT 2003
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 10:40:28AM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > Am I the only person who prefers brushed metal to "pinstripes" ?
> Nope. I find the 'pinstripe' theme sorta ugly. Brushed metal looks
> pleasingly industrial, yet clean.
Y'know, when Aqua first came out I was willing to ignore some of the
cartoonyness and inconsistencies in it because the important stuff was
under the hood. But the original NeXTstep "look & feel" was perfectly
matched to the black hardware, and now with the new G5 something like
_that_ with a few modest and well-chosen updates would look so much
better. I still wish they had an NS "theme" for old diehards like me, or
maybe a "brushed metal NeXTstep" look. (Would that be the "full metal
jacket" of GUI design? :-)
But it isn't the pinstripes that bug me so much. I can't put my finger on
it. Aqua still doesn't feel as complete as NeXTstep did; for all the
gooey lickable shiny goodness, some parts of it just don't seem to gel.
It just a little undercooked, still. Wish I could switch off the old
Apple menu bar, for instance, and have my floating menus back...
Also, the new case is anodized; I wonder if photos on the web can't really
capture the color and texture of it accurately? Gotta see one up close.
Y'know, and just fondle it for a while. :-)
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