[JDEV] Jabber Client Design Tutorial

Michael Brown michael at aurora.gen.nz
Tue Sep 25 04:58:39 CDT 2001

Thanks for the pointer Rikard.

I didn't want to deviate too far from the traditional Windows interface that
most people know, but I'm always interested in GUI design, so I will check
out the links.

I look forward to reading your ideas.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rikard Linde" <rikardlinde2000 at yahoo.se>
To: <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [JDEV] Jabber Client Design Tutorial

> Hi. I find your GUI example interesting in many ways.
> I especially like your focus on keeping the client
> small and unobtrusive.
> What surprises me is that not you or anyone in the
> entire software world has tried to implement Jef
> Raskin's "Humane Interface". It is by far the most
> clever interface I've encountered. I'll present ideas
> for a jabber client based on Raskin's ideas as fast I
> get time to write it. If you haven't read his book I
> recommend it. It will completely change the way you
> look at interfaces. No, I'm not kidding. Raskin is the
> guy who designed the Macintosh and he seems to be the
> only person who has developed his interface ideas
> since the Macintosh was released.
> Here's something similar he wrote for Wired 1993. It's
> called "Down With GUIs":
> http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.06/1.6_guis_pr.html
> Rikard
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