miss the stripes, but tiger ui is just ugly.

bryantm3

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 15, 2003
128
0
it's just way too shiny. i miss the stripes of jaguar and previous versions, but i like the titlebars of panther. but tiger is just.. ugh. the UI looks way too glossy and shiny, and to me it looks almost ugly. i hope there's a way to switch to a panther skin when i buy an iMac.
 

bitfactory

macrumors 6502
Jul 22, 2002
329
318
Tiger. is. not. done.

Sheesh people. Wait until it's finished before we start bi***ing, shall we?
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,194
6
Adelaide, Australia
I'm with you on this one. From what I've seen of the pre-release builds it's just not as beautiful as the earlier OSXs. Since my first real Mac experience with OSX was on Panther, I reckon that's the best looking. I'm actually quite a fan of the brushed metal despite what everyone says. You're right about Tiger looking plastic too. :(
 

jackieonasses

macrumors 6502a
Mar 3, 2004
929
0
the great OKLAHOMA....
When i moved to Panther (from Jag) i thought it was ugly as well... Well, not ugly, but very different. In Jaguar they had stripes up the wazoo... and Panther was much cleaner. Now i don't know how i wasn't annoyed by those ugly pin-stripes... Trust me Tiger WILL grow on you. I think it looks marvelous...

kyle
 

ChrisFromCanada

macrumors 65816
May 3, 2004
1,097
0
Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
jackieonasses said:
When i moved to Panther (from Jag) i thought it was ugly as well... Well, not ugly, but very different. In Jaguar they had stripes up the wazoo... and Panther was much cleaner. Now i don't know how i wasn't annoyed by those ugly pin-stripes... Trust me Tiger WILL grow on you. I think it looks marvelous...

kyle
That is very true!
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,194
6
Adelaide, Australia
jackieonasses said:
Trust me Tiger WILL grow on you.
Yeah, I'm hoping you're right because at the moment I can't see me upgrading my Mac simply because of the GUI. Plus the fact that there aren't really many features I'm dying for... :p
 

jackieonasses

macrumors 6502a
Mar 3, 2004
929
0
the great OKLAHOMA....
mad jew said:
Yeah, I'm hoping you're right because at the moment I can't see me upgrading my Mac simply because of the GUI. Plus the fact that there aren't really many features I'm dying for... :p
At first i was in your boat. I just wanted to upgrade *just* to upgrade... Now, I after looking at the amazing things that are coming out, that is the least of my worries(the gui). Automator - and Spotlight are worth 130 bucks alone, Plus Core Image, Core Video, New Drivers, Safari RSS... I really could go on. Plus you know it is going to run faster then Panther right?


kyle
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,194
6
Adelaide, Australia
jackieonasses said:
Plus you know it is going to run faster then Panther right?
Serious? If it's gonna be faster then that definitely changes things. Just for the record, was Panther definitely faster than Jaguar or did people get mixed results. I reckon some of the initial speed up most people find with a new OS could be attributed to the fact that everything was freshly installed... :)
 

dsharits

macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2004
1,639
0
Plant City, FL
At first, I didn't like the brushed metal interface of Panther, but it has grown on me, as I think all ui changes in Tiger will. It's not ugly, just different from what we're used to. Since it's being put out by the same people that make the stylish computers we use, I'll trust them when they make visual changes. I believe they know what they're doing. ;)

Daniel
 

Mechcozmo

macrumors 603
Jul 17, 2004
5,215
2
mad jew said:
Serious? If it's gonna be faster then that definitely changes things. Just for the record, was Panther definitely faster than Jaguar or did people get mixed results. I reckon some of the initial speed up most people find with a new OS could be attributed to the fact that everything was freshly installed... :)
Actually, OS X has tended to get faster and faster with each release as more code is optimized, etc. Macs get faster as other OSs (~cough~Windows~cough~) get slower.
 

ßlack

macrumors newbie
Jan 7, 2005
3
0
New York City
For Christ's sake!, has anyone ever heard of Shapeshifter? Once its updated for Tiger, I am sure you will be able to have hundreds of themes for your mac if you don't like the new Tiger GUI.
 

biohazard6969

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2005
836
0
toronto canada
ok, looking at those screenshots from apple.com/osx, it doesn't look any different from panther at all, all it seems to be is just some added features, i don't see wat all the fuss is about, i think they should have gone for a radical new approach and if people didn't like it, then theres still panter
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,194
6
Adelaide, Australia
ßlack said:
For Christ's sake!, has anyone ever heard of Shapeshifter? Once its updated for Tiger, I am sure you will be able to have hundreds of themes for your mac if you don't like the new Tiger GUI.
Fair enough, but some people don't like using those sorts of programs because of their reputations to mess with system files.

Anyways, I'm sure we'll all just get used to Tiger and grow to love it. :)
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,913
25
Ha ha haaa!
You MISS the STRIPES? Ugh, the pinstripes are SO Apple 2000... :rolleyes:

Today, it's about glossy whites and brushed metals. The pinstripes had their era, it's time to move on. :cool:
 

jackieonasses

macrumors 6502a
Mar 3, 2004
929
0
the great OKLAHOMA....
biohazard_6969 said:
ok, looking at those screenshots from apple.com/osx, it doesn't look any different from panther at all, all it seems to be is just some added features, i don't see wat all the fuss is about, i think they should have gone for a radical new approach and if people didn't like it, then theres still panter
Trust me - it is alot different. Just look closely at the shots they don't let you maximize, Those are the biggest changes. They are going for a more consistent milky white theme, and it looks great!

My friend is a real ADC subscriber and i have seen the beta in person. It is flawed (duh its beta) but it will be amazing once it is done.


kyle
 

jamdr

macrumors 6502a
Jul 20, 2003
660
0
Bay Area
The new Mail.app GUI is the ugliest I've seen in a long time. I think I will switch to a different mail application when Tiger comes out. Other than that, I think the new interface is okay. I don't see why they needed to change it from Panther, though, which I like quite a bit. I saw a lot of problems with Jaguar's interface (a lot of inconsistencies and unstandard components), but honestly Panther was almost perfect...why fix something that's not broke? :confused:
 

jackieonasses

macrumors 6502a
Mar 3, 2004
929
0
the great OKLAHOMA....
jamdr said:
(cut) but honestly Panther was almost perfect...why fix something that's not broke? :confused:
Because the command line interface in the 80's wasn't broken, but as technology grows so does the need for change. I know what you are saying though, Panther is nearly perfect.


Oh and in the newest builds of Tiger, The mail app looks much different.


kyle
 

Superdrive

macrumors 6502a
Oct 21, 2003
762
26
Dallas, Tx
jackieonasses said:
Oh and in the newest builds of Tiger, The mail app looks much different.


kyle
Are we discussing the milk theme of Mail.app or another new revision? Personally, I am excited to see the move to the new theme. Mail is ready for a style that has not been with us since 10.1. With that said, I would like to see the interface of Pages move towards the new mail style. There is just something about it that doesn't seem "Applelike" to me.

-TJ
 

Mechcozmo

macrumors 603
Jul 17, 2004
5,215
2
Hemingray said:
You MISS the STRIPES? Ugh, the pinstripes are SO Apple 2000... :rolleyes:

Today, it's about glossy whites and brushed metals. The pinstripes had their era, it's time to move on. :cool:
You can tell it is time to move on when other companies start to copy Apple. (iPod led to the Mini led to the Photo led to the Shuffle, leaving the others in Apple's wake. Didn't say anything about abandonment, however, did I?)
 

Plymouthbreezer

macrumors 601
Feb 27, 2005
4,239
76
Massachusetts
"Milk" theme, lol.

Using the Beta versions I'm almost use to the new look by now. It does take some time before you settle in with the look, but I can see myself already likin' it. A few things like the Apple button up at the left end are odd (too "flat" looking it seems), but overall, it's all good.

About the Panther "not being broken, why fix it?" statement - Well, if we got complacent with our success, then there's the slight chance Windows will overtake us! While I'm kidding with that, it's half true. Tiger is better than Panther, and that's a good thing. :)