Hey, that's actually a really neat article!
I used to have a copy of the original "Apple Human Interface
Guidelines". It's an amazing book to read, because it explains
why every aspect of the Mac OS interface is the way it is,
and it all makes so much sense. It's unfortunate that Apple
has ignored some of its own rules in Mac OS X (although it
has improved quite a few things, too).
This article is more about not confusing the user, though.
It's a good model for Audacity: everything should "just work"
for most users, and supporting customization for advanced
users should never get in the way of that.
Anthony Airon Oetzmann wrote:
> Step up to
> Joel Spolsky put the first nine chapters of 'User Interface Design for
> Programmers' online there and it's quite an interesting read, which I am
> currently indulging myself in. It shure inspires new ideas.
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