Leopard & Core animation ... Wired says it will change the desktop foreve
8 Jun 2007 - 5:46pm
I'm all for gratuitous shiny things, as long as they don't get in the way.
Sure, that smoke may not be the most useful effect ever, but it might help
kill a couple minutes while I'm waiting for my burn to finish. Simple things
to fiddle with can be wonderful time killers. Plus, it makes being a
computing fun and there's nothing wrong with that in my book.
It could be useful to look at how game UIs work, especially heads up
displays and real time strategy game interfaces. These folks have had access
to similar tools for years and use them to great effect; both to delight and