Yep. If these folks have their way we won't be able to so much as read the Guardian without an Internet license. Forget the radical right wing rags like the New York Times.
Of course, it will start in places like the Peoples' Paradises of Zimbabwe and Liberia, then when proven liberating it will be adopted by laggards like the EU.
TTBPosted by TTB at December 5, 2003 8:29 PM
might i point out that there is no place to put the personal information that you so covet until we hit post, and then we are chastised for our error in omitting it.
just like a republican.
mooPosted by moo at December 6, 2003 12:10 AM
Don't know what you are talking about moo. Works for hundreds of others around here. Check your set and setting.Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at December 6, 2003 12:32 PM
P.S, I am actually registered as a Democrat. Just another befuddling data point.Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at December 6, 2003 12:33 PM
Adhere to System Appearance. Does your application use all the sweetly colored buttons, delightfully shaded windows, and all the other "bells and whistles?"Posted by Charity at January 13, 2004 4:20 AM
This topic is one we will tackle later in this article, but it refers to making sure that your application and the dock aren't fighting it out for supremacy of the screen.Posted by Gentile at January 13, 2004 4:21 AM
For example, if you see an AIM window peeking out from behind your browser and you click on it, that window will come to the front, but the main application window will not. The Mail.app/Activity Viewer is another example. The Aqua system of layers works well in many instances, but not in all. Thank goodness that the Dock is always there to come to the rescue. I know that clicking on an application icon in the Dock will always result in not only the application coming to the front, but also any non-minimized windows associated with it. And if the application is active but no windows are open, clicking on the Dock icon should create a new window in that application.Posted by Drugo at January 13, 2004 4:22 AM
But limit your animations to whatever is required to communicate the necessary information. Avoid annoying animations that discourage ease of use. Ask yourself, "What do I need to show the user, and what is the cleanest way possible to achieve that?" A good example is the Mail application for Mac OS X. Whenever a new message arrives, the Dock icon changes appearance to indicate a changed state.Posted by Heneage at January 13, 2004 4:23 AM
At WWDC, I listened to Apple representatives make some excellent points about taking the time to build a 100%-compliant Aqua application, and I think all developers need to look beyond the code and listen to what the folks at Apple have to sayPosted by Rosanna at January 13, 2004 4:24 AM
Due to the positioning of the Dock, remember that when you build an application, you have to be sure that new document window sizes and positions do not violate the Dock's space. Dock is temperamental and Dock loves his space. If you default to a window size that expands behind the dock, users will have a difficult time reaching the navigation and resize areas at the bottom of the screen. I can personally say that more than once I have been rather peeved that I couldn't get to an area of the window to resize because the default window settings always pop up behind the Dock. In addition, the new Dock in 10.1 will allow users to position their Dock location on either side of the screen as well.Posted by Cecily at January 13, 2004 4:24 AM
Adhere to System Appearance. Does your application use all the sweetly colored buttons, delightfully shaded windows, and all the other "bells and whistles?"Posted by Chroseus at January 13, 2004 4:25 AM
User Assistance. This is helping the user with the proper "next step" when performing a task. Less guesswork for the user on what to do next makes for a better experience.Posted by Hansse at January 13, 2004 4:26 AM
Adhere to System Appearance. Does your application use all the sweetly colored buttons, delightfully shaded windows, and all the other "bells and whistles?"Posted by Catherine at January 13, 2004 4:26 AM