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Saturday March 6th, 1999

Eric Murphy, a regular contributor of news items and forum posts has an article up at regarding a Linux/NGLayout/XUL convergence. You can check it out here.

#16 How not to do an interface

by Bruce Ide <>

Thursday March 11th, 1999 1:25 PM

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See Windows 98 for a stunning example of how NOT to do an interface. Frankly the current browser navigation paradigm is klunky and awkward. Using it to navigate around your system is excruciatingly annoying.

Software currently available has a lot going for it. Enlightenment is a nice window manager and I love its ability to be themed to anything. GTK+ also has the theming ability -- between the two I can give my OS a look and feel that applies to all GTK programs and Enlightenment. Gnome is quite nice now, and the whole system can be quite visually pleasing and laid out much better than the atrocity Microsoft has inflicted upon us.

Lets not try to emulate a bad idea and design. You shouldn't always do something for the sake of doing it.