User Interfaces

I'm ringing in the new User Interface category with two of my previous posts to nooface.com.

Billowing or Fisheye text interfaces have been around since at least 1999. The idea is similar to the OSX Dock's technique of enlarging icons near the pointer. Here's an implementation in CSS/Javascript, one in Flash, and a third in Java.(original post)

The folks over at freedesktop.org are working on bringing true translucent windows to X Windows. XDirectFB also is working on transparency in X. Until I was forced to use OSX, I thought this was soley eye-candy, but it turns out to be suprisingly useful. Check out the screenshots.(original post)

Posted by matt at 07.01.04 01:40