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dylanspronck
Jun 12, 2012, 02:28 PM
I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so I thought I'd let it all out for once and complain about the tiniest details that probably nobody cares about but me.

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The status bar adapts itself to the color or the menu bar. This is inconsistent throughout iOS, like you see here in Safari. Here it doesn't adapt. Either match the color everywhere or don't.

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The Info, Reviews and Photos buttons look odd to me. They look squished, I think they should have the same height as the menu bar up top.

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I dislike the all-caps "EXIT ONTO US-101 N". I'd like it not to scream at you, and use less caps, like this: "Exit onto US 101 N".

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I don't really like the 3D-ish road line displayed in the 2D map. Make it also flat, and maybe a bit smoother round the edges. Also the text in the menu bar isn't vertically centered.

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This may be the most annoying design in the entire OS, the different size font in the menu bar. It doesn't look very nice.



Reaktor5
Jun 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
It's only the first of many betas. :)

Soundflunky
Jun 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
Okey dokey.

nfl46
Jun 12, 2012, 02:36 PM
They have MONTHS to fix these issues. Don't worry. Lol. Apple is a perfectionist as well.

Reaktor5
Jun 12, 2012, 02:39 PM
They have MONTHS to fix these issues. Don't worry. Lol. Apple is a perfectionist as well.

Being a perfectionist doesn't equate to good design, just look at the wonderful skeuomorphic iCal and Address Book in Lion.

From A Buick 8
Jun 12, 2012, 02:45 PM
Being a perfectionist doesn't equate to good design, just look at the wonderful skeuomorphic iCal and Address Book in Lion.

Ok i will admit it i had no idea "skeuomorphic"

So i went to the web and :

According to Wikipedia

A skeuomorph /ˈskjuːəmɔrf/ SKEW-ə-morf, or skeuomorphism (Greek: skeuos—vessel or tool, morphe—shape),[1] is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original.[2] Skeuomorphs may be deliberately employed to make the new look comfortably old and familiar,[3] such as copper cladding on zinc pennies or computer printed postage with a circular town name and cancellation lines.

An alternative definition is "an element of design or structure that serves little or no purpose in the artifact fashioned from the new material but was essential to the object made from the original material".[4] This definition is narrower in scope and ties skeuomorphs to changes in materials.

Reaktor5
Jun 12, 2012, 02:48 PM
Ok i will admit it i had no idea "skeuomorphic"

So i went to the web and :

According to Wikipedia

A skeuomorph /ˈskjuːəmɔrf/ SKEW-ə-morf, or skeuomorphism (Greek: skeuos—vessel or tool, morphe—shape),[1] is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original.[2] Skeuomorphs may be deliberately employed to make the new look comfortably old and familiar,[3] such as copper cladding on zinc pennies or computer printed postage with a circular town name and cancellation lines.

An alternative definition is "an element of design or structure that serves little or no purpose in the artifact fashioned from the new material but was essential to the object made from the original material".[4] This definition is narrower in scope and ties skeuomorphs to changes in materials.

Basically making digital things to look like their physical counterpart. iCal trying to look like a real calendar with that gaudy leather.

VSMacOne
Jun 12, 2012, 03:28 PM
Being a perfectionist doesn't equate to good design, just look at the wonderful skeuomorphic iCal and Address Book in Lion.

I agree with you. There are plenty of eye sores in iOS and Mac OSX such as the calendar, address book, adding songs to a playlist on an iOS device (takes so many taps it's ridiculous), and on and on... But it seems to me that just like any other company they choose their priorities and focus on those. And when they get it right, boy do they get it right!! :D