Jon Whipple’s ‘Scroll Compass’ Idea for Lion

An interesting idea and design, but, if Apple were concerned about the problems this idea solves, they would simply have left the Lion scrollers visible at all times. An abstract indicator — no matter how small and unobtrusive — is still another layer of abstraction. Apple is trying, aggressively, to remove abstractions from the Mac UI.

Monday, 1 August 2011