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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-30 13:33:40

Bo Persson wrote:
> "Joel de Guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]> skrev i meddelandet
> news:dhjj0q$fq2$
>>David Abrahams wrote:
>>>Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>>Suman Cherukuri wrote:
>>>>>No offence taken. Whether we like it or not, it's the reality
>>>>>that the
>>>>>majority of the UI users are comfortable with the existing
>>>>>"standards". One
>>>>>can be bold and come up with a whole new design, but as a
>>>>>developer, I'd be really hesitant to change the face of my
>>>>>software just
>>>>>because it's new (and may be better).
>>>>This is total nonsense. Even MS switched the L&F when it switched
>>>>from Win3.x to Win95/98 to WinXP. No one complains. Are you saying
>>>>that *only* MS has the right to change L&F? Or to be more general,
>>>>is it the sole right of OS vendors to dictate the L&F?
>>>That may be true as a practical matter. I believe Suman was
>>>about what users will accept, rather than what anyone has "a right"
>>Understood. I apologize for my tone. Still, I simply do not buy
>>this "comfortable with the existing standards" thing. OS vendors,
>>including MS, change the L&F all the time. People adjust quickly
>>unless the L&F is too alien.
> No. When I moved from win 95 to XP, I expected the applications to
> look like XP applications. Those that had the old look-and-feel felt
> really old and were soon replaced.

Maybe you haven't played games or used the media player?


Joel de Guzman

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