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More Bad UI

itunes_burnbutton.pngDoes the button to the right look "enabled" to you? Does it even look like a button? It looks to me to be "greyed" or "dimmed" - states that we've been conditioned to believe are "disabled" on the Mac. Unfortunately, in this case, it's a perfectly active button! I say "bah." I say "fix it." Please, oh makers-of-Mac-OS-X, please for the love of all that is holy fix this stuff!!!

Matt's got more on schizophrenic controls at his blog, and I encourage anyone who's been following this UI blogversation to check it out. (Is "blogversation" a new word?)

4 Responses to "More Bad UI"

  1. Given that OSNews is now linking to some mini-rants by Vinay, Matt, and myself, I thought I'd pull them all (the ones I find anyway, to this point) into one post. My posts, anyway - hit the trackbacks and links in the articles themselves to find most o...

  2. Today I filled out about 40 bug reports at http://bugreporter.apple.com/. Here's the list, from our previous articles on the "inconsistencies" we find creeping up in the Mac GUI. If you have any bugs that you'd like to add to this list, let me know (me...

  3. Mac OS X user interface problems

    Update: Bloggers on the war path ... and rightfully so - because no matter what Apple's most loyal defenders want to say - the Aqua UI is in need of a good whoopin'. So what's new? OS News catches on...

  4. Given that OSNews is now linking to some mini-rants by Vinay, Matt, and myself, I thought I'd pull them all (the ones I find anyway, to this point) into one post. My posts, anyway - hit the trackbacks and links...


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