新豹码头和HIG

另一个太棒了来自Craig Hockenberry的帖子关于Apple在Leopard中对Dock的感知“架子”角度和灯光效果所做的改变:

The floor displayed on the Dock does not use the perspective of the desk in front of you, nor does it appear as a shelfBecause there’s a difference between the floor angles and the traditional desktop icon angles, many icons look wrong.

一个例子是垃圾桶,它向前略微倾斜The Transmit truck also looks like it’s pirouetting on the front-left tire.

霍肯伯里是完全正确的这个案例的有趣之处在于,大多数开发人员近年来对HIG的抱怨归结为核心问题,即它已经过时了Important new concepts like source lists are hardly mentioned at all; many of its cosmetic guidelines are obviously antiquated compared to what we can all plainly see are Apple’s actual Mac OS X UI style guidelines.

但有了图标,HIG更新为Mac OS X的精确细节 - 正如克雷格所提到的,甚至可以记录透视图中绘制图标的“桌面”角度在Leopard中改变这一点似乎是随意而轻率的。

你可能会说,那么,如果角度有点不同呢?不同的是,许多现有的图标现在看起来“不太正确”顶尖的图标设计师会为每一个像素而烦恼(Well, maybe not every pixel in the new 512 × 512 icons, but close.) The icon sections in the current HIG take this perfectionism into account; there’s an assumption that yes, Macintosh icons really should look perfect.

Mac上三个最重要的用户界面元素是菜单栏,Dock和标准窗口边框在所有应用程序中,这几乎是所有时间都可见的三件事Leopard中的所有三个都发生了显着变化单窗口边界 - 得到改善,但其他两个更糟糕。