The Top 8 reasons user interface design is in the stone age is more of a rant than a reasoned argument, but it's still worth reading. If UI design is in the stone age, why are there at least two sites which document known UI patterns?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2005/09/is-ui-still-in-the-stone-age.html
Great that MS leads the way with the ubiquitous search boxes, never seen those before. Also, I heard that Vista has a vector oriented graphics engine! What a time we will live in sometime in the next few years!
Good sir, pray tell have you ever heard of that fabled “Mac OS X” platform?
leads the way with the ubiquitous search boxes, never seen those before
Well, there was always start, find files, but like AltaVista found out from Google, the devil is in the details…
Vista has a vector oriented graphics engine
Well, the difference is that it’s REALLY vector to the core. The OSX engine is far short of this… more info here:
FYI, a few years ago, my colleagues and I published a fairly popular book on web design patterns, with 90 patterns ranging from overall site architecture to individual page designs.
I did not dig deep into vector based engines, but back and forward buttons and search boxes - MS surely cannot lead the way in this - I have it right now on my notebook not next year.