Re: Layout of Dialog (screen resolutions, font sizes etc)

"David Ching" <>
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 22:08:42 GMT
"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

Or is this just more of the attititude of "it doesn't matter if it's
usable, as long as it
looks cool"? (which can usually be interpreted "If you can't use my
minuscle font, screw
you, you are not entitled to any special consideration from me because you
are visually
handicapped". Not, what we call in the trade, "user friendly". Actually,
it usually
referred to by users as "arrogant a**h*** designer ego trip")

You may have your opinion, but like it or not, more and more popular apps
use skinned interfaces, especially consumer apps. And no, not all of them
use tiny fonts that you would find objectionable. These apps are designed
by leading edge design firms that are paid a lot of money to make a highly
usable, in addition to a highly attractive, interface.

More and more the trend is for PC apps to have the same quality of graphical
effects that you see in a Hollywood move or TV show. XAML will make it even
better. You don't complain that the fonts they choose are too small, do
you? The same for PC apps. The designer is going to have control, and
mostly they do a terrific job.

-- David

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