Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

I think Peter's iconset it wicked. I think mavhc is totally missing the point about people who want to customise their desktops with new icons.

I realise that icons are meant to represent their purpose (and god did I hate having to learn about all this in HCI) but most people who customise the desktop already know what the icons do and, in the case of RISC OS, know where they are. The people who don't customise are generally the ones who don't like to mess and like things the way they are.

You've also completely contradicated yourself about good and bad GUIs specifically your ideas about zooming with a 'scroll bar'. The name sort of explains what it does - zooming is not scrolling mate - not in anybody's language. GUIs are not just about icons they're about ease of use and functionality and I think you'd find something like that would be far to alien to put a a general purpose GUI like Windows, RISC OS or Mac OS.

Have a good one :)

 is a RISC OS Useriamnotamused on 16/3/03 8:44PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page

Details

Reporting user / IP: / 3.85.214.0
Comment GID: 2785
Timestamp: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:02:15 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • RISCDomain magazine reviewed
    A media watch special
     9 comments, latest by druck on 30/10/07 8:55AM. Published: 20 Oct 2007

  • Random article

  • Keystroke and Blinds released for free
    Quantum Software hits control-shift-F12
     3 comments, latest by AMS on 2/8/06 9:41PM. Published: 1 Aug 2006

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I'm not sure I could have trusted you six months ago"
    Page generated in 0.0379 seconds.