From: Alan Gutierrez (alan-boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-26 02:18:19
* Alan Gutierrez <alan-boost_at_[hidden]> [2004-12-26 01:36]:
> * Martin Slater <mslater_at_[hidden]> [2004-12-26 00:38]:
> > my 2c
> > martin
> > michael toksvig wrote:
> > >"Alan Gutierrez" <alan-boost_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > >news:20041224075257.GB9515_at_maribor.izzy.net...
> > >
> > >
> > >> * I don't think it matters much, to the user, if the button they
> > >> click is a Motif button or an Aqua button, so long as their form
> > >> is processed.
> I officially regret saying this. It was not the point.
> > >this is simply not true for the mac. if you don't use native controls on a
> > >mac you might as well not support the mac at all
> > >
> > >mac users have come to expect a very consistent ui experience (spoiled
> > >rotten as they are). if it does not look right, they won't look twice at
> > >your product
> > Seconded, I dislike immensely UI's that do not have a native look. In
> > the end they just look unprofessional to me. The're fine for hacking
> > quick tools together but if the product is intented to be released to
> > the wider public they must look and feel like the native OS apps.
> As noted elsewhere, providing native look and feel in a UI
> manager is not the challenge on Macintosh, where the controls
> are designed to particpate in any aspect of UI.
> I want look and feel. Aqua look and feel for Mac. Skinnable look
> and feel for media gizmos. Pen oriented look and feel for handhelds.
> I'm only trying to raise a red flag and say that a simple
> wrapper around the UI widgets is not enough. That look and feel
> is a pretty big issue, especially with the Win32 GDI, native
> controls do not participate in overlayed layout managment.
That last part was suppposed to read:
That look and feel is a pretty big issue, especially when,
with the Win32 GDI, native controls do not participate in
overlayed layout managment.
-- Alan Gutierrez - alan_at_[hidden]
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