February 7, 2002

OS themes are only skin deep

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes "In the world of user interface design, consistency is king. A consistent user interface not only can make a product more intuitive, but also can help users be significantly more productive. Unfortunately, in "user-friendliness" is allowing users to modify the interface of an operating system extensively by applying "skins" or "themes." I have a different proposal for what to do with most themes: Get rid of them."


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