Toned Down Aqua (Mac OS X 10.3)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by projectParanoia, May 6, 2003.

  1. projectParanoia macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone noticed some of the new Aqua bars on the new iApps and on Apple's site?

    They look very 2 dimentional.

    What do ya'll think?
     

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  2. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    I have noticed that but I'm not sure where they're going with it. If you look at the iPod page on the online store they are using flat black buttons...and in other areas they use what we see above with Safari...and in still other places they use the original "gel tabs" buttons. Who knows!?!
     
  3. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    Mmmmm:)
     
  4. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    it's also in iTunes. it's kinda cool looking. i think it will be even cooler when everything looks nice and neat together.
     
  5. projectParanoia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I like simple things, but I like the 3D look better than the 2D. It probably would look pretty good when its all done.
     
  6. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    I am ready for a more 'subtle' Aqua look...it is kind of distracting when you are creating graphics and your work is always surrounded by bright glossy colors and shiny buttons...

    The UI wants to be the center of attraction while I need to focus on actual content. Don't steal the show, Aqua ! :p
     
  7. cc bcc macrumors 6502

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    I agree. OS X looks very nice, but I want a more neutral interface when designing. And I don't want to use those hacked together theme changers.
     
  8. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i wish there was a way that you can choose 3d-ish or 2d-ish for the system in the sys. prefs.
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Has anyone heard any rumors about the new box for the Mac OS X 10.3? A brush metal X on a black box, it sounds cool to me! :)
     
  10. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    im bored so im gonna do a quick photoshop of that idea. i'll post back with an quick ps on a few minutes!
     
  11. Fukui macrumors 68000

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  12. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    my eyes, atleast its not blue and green for god sake, XP is fugly
     
  13. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    im gonna do the ps tomorrow at my uncle's house on his good ole pismo!
    apple store opening in long island tomorrow!
    YAY!
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Thank you for taking the time to demonstrate how it might look! I will anxiously await your post! ;)

    I hope that you will enjoy the opening! Please post pictures?
     
  15. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    hey cool i'm going too, with funkywhat2 also. maybe we'll see you there :)
     
  16. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    The theme changers aren't really 'hacked together'. They are just automating the changing of certain image files that the OS relies on to determine how to draw windows, buttons, etc. If you don't want to use one of the theme changers, you can always just change the image files yourself...
     
  17. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    I think they decide the button format over the format of whatever it is providing.

    As you know, the new iPods have a red backlight for the buttons, so the buttons on the web-page is red and black, like that on the iPod and box.

    Safari is the same button as the Back-Foward, Home, Autofill etc.
     
  18. nickgold macrumors regular

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    geltabs...

    LOL!
     

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