A few links about UI trends and changes in Tiger.
- OS X user interface trend: goodbye stripes
- Smart things – about the lack of convention for creating Smart Lists.
- Splitters gone wild – about the inconsistancy of Window Splitters user interface.
- The inexplicable pressed state of the round textured button
- What I think happened to Mail – includes some interesting comments about the usability pros and cons of the new toolbar icons.
- Capsules are the new new new thing
- Focus madness
- Mail and click-through
- John Siracusa: Tiger’s new look – more about Mail’s toolbar icons.
- maczealots.com: Mac OS X Tiger: What’s Different
- Sven-S. Porst on Apple’s use Source Lists.
- Rob Griffith: The many faces of Apple’s OS X applications – about Tiger’s six types of interface (metal, aqua, smooth platinum, pro, etc.)
- Khoi Vinh: Window Dress for Success – more about Tiger’s different window types – “a brief and dramatically unscientific table that outlines my interpretation of each usage”
- Chris McElligott: Window States Mania about the 3 toolbar states for the new “Unified Toolbar” window style.
- Michael Dupuis: The New Inconsistencies of OS X. Or, How Mac OS X Can Become Windows