Brent Simmons on Mail’s New Toolbar

He thinks the reason is that Apple is moving toward toolbar buttons that look like, well, buttons — as opposed to the original Aqua style of toolbar buttons that just look like icons — but that the monochrome toolbar buttons like those in Safari and Dictionary wouldn’t work in Mail. I agree. But the unmentioned downside is that it’s further evidence that Apple’s UI design in the Mac OS X era is too trendy. That most people agree that even Mac OS X 10.2 now looks dated is proof.

β˜… Friday, 27 May 2005

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