Re: GNOME plans (--> mail clients)

James Green wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, Augusto Cesar Radtke wrote:
> > On Sun, 19 Sep 1999, Lubos Gelo wrote:
> >
> > > I feel that email killer-app for Gnome should be:
> > >
> > > - good looking (design and look is VERY important)
> Yep. In that department, OutLook isn't bad. MS has always been very good
> at UI design imho.

No, it hasn't. It has always produced interfaces which looked kewl and
trendy, but looking kewl and trendy and good UI design are *completely*
different. Outlook may look snazzy, but when it comes right down to it,
it is *very* difficult to use. Copying Outlooks features is a good
thing. Copying anything else Outlook does is not.

[] (Outlook is not mentioned, but
this should be required reading for anyone who is working on a UI -- do
the things listed in the Interface Hall of Fame. Don't do the things
listed in the Interface Hall of Shame.)

    Jim Cape

    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
     pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
        -- Winston Churchill

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