I want to see a UI designer submitting 'old' desktop UI designs as new ideas with different names and making a whole thing about it being innovative and brave.
"In this concept I would like to introduce an idea I like to call a 'Menu Dock'. Unlike the old Hamburger menu, all the top menu items are instantly visible and make use of the large desktop monitor space..."
@craigmaloney @polychrome "We propose having different UI elements be visually distinct. A button will look like a button, which will look different from label text, which will look different from other UI elements. This approach gives the user the ability to see, at a glance, what items can be interacted with."
@cstanhope @craigmaloney @polychrome "Modern HDR color displays allow us to use a wide range of colors, including ones with a big contrast to others, to make it easy to find and identify UI elements. For example, the title bar of active windows now can have a completely different color than the one of inactive windows, instead of just a slightly different shade of grey."
@polychrome "Scrollbar Plus makes use of the fact that unlike in the 90s modern computer- and notebook-displays are widescreen and have more than enough horizontal space for thick (vertical) scrollbars"
@firstname.lastname@example.org may i introduce the waterbubble design, that emulates a 3d surface filled with water, instead of a planar color square?
@polychrome the time will come. In @haiku we have barely touched our UI for 20 years and it went from looking new, to looking dated, to looking cool again. We changed nothing, itws the world around us that went from flat design (imposed by monochrome displays), to material design, to flat design again.
I can't say if these things will oscillate forever or if they will eventually stabilize on something reasonable.
@polychrome I'm a grizzled dev and I consider Borland Delphi the pinnacle of application development, so you strike a chord in me :-)