Day: 29 August 2011

Neven Mrgan:

The logo of Apple Inc. is among the best-known and best-designed in the world. It has lasted thirty-four years, and we have little reason to think it’ll be replaced any time soon.

Microsoft seems bent on making the Explorer UI look more complicated than it actually is. They’ve added the Office-style “ribbon” toolbar, and put the most-used shortcuts as icons in there. For instance, copy and paste now get dedicated buttons and icons. The changes they’ve made allow for new users to better find some of the more hidden options, but this comes at the cost of a simple, elegant UI.