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Comment Re:"We want to make the best Mac in the world" (Score 5, Informative) 337

I develop for Apple for a living, son.

The default blue is eye burning and is everywhere in the Mac OS and iOS.

Nothing's animated? Everything is. Click on a disclosure triangle in the Finder. The entire contents of the folder slide down or slide up. Download a file in Safari. A little cockroach sized badge darts across the screen. Open a panel in Xcode, it slides across the screen instead of opening instantly. Open a new Safari window. It pops open in your face, growing to full size. Send an email in the Mail app. It flies up off the screen. Click in a search bar. The little magnifying glass darts to the left. Click out of it. It darts back to the center. Every alert pops open. Pressing command control D with the mouse over some text results in a VH-1 Pop Up Video style wobbling bubble and then all the content animates in.

Even clicking on a radio button animates the filling in of the button. So much of the UI is now a visual distraction and you can't turn them all off.

I don't know how you don't see this.

Comment Re:"We want to make the best Mac in the world" (Score 1) 337

See mom! I'm not the only one!

The problem here is that Apple's prior use of skeuomorphism WORKED WELL. The resemblance of items to the real world gives valuable context and gives an understanding to the user without them having to interact with the UI. They just can look at it and "get it".

Apple's tossed that right out of the window and to be blunt, the result sucks ass.

Comment Re:"We want to make the best Mac in the world" (Score 5, Interesting) 337

It's been straight downhill with regards to usability for every release after 10.6.8.

Too much animation that you can't turn off.

Terrible colors (glaring painful blue against all white).

This terrible "flat" design means you can't tell what a button is.

Removal of button backgrounds from buttons also means that you can't tell what a button is.

Did I mention too much useless animation that you can't turn off? Because there's too much distracting and useless animation that you can't turn off.

Apple needs to get back to their basics.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 72

Yeah, you just keep spouting off your unused testosterone.

We'll learn from gramps and profit from his experience. Just keep mouthing off to people who have accomplished things before your time instead of learning from them. I'm sure some one will realize your greatness some day and place the crown on your head as you truly deserve.

"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes." -- Dennie van Tassel