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Nov 15, 2006, 06:30 PM
 
i was just thinking about how evey update more stuff on the screen pops out(buttons get gel filled, icons get shadows, ext) and then i was lookin at my desk top and thought apples next bueaty should be full "animated" icons (3D). like cover flow mixed with the dock and such. maybe im not getting across my idea but lifting the stale icons off the desktop would be a nice change.

Feel free to bend that idea or add some other things apple should do to spice up the experiance.
     
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Nov 15, 2006, 06:33 PM
 
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Nov 15, 2006, 06:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
I'm scared.
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Nov 15, 2006, 06:46 PM
 
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Totally seconded.

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Nov 15, 2006, 06:55 PM
 
No. I don't want my desktop looking like some digital Pachinko machine.
     
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Nov 15, 2006, 07:31 PM
 
Can you say "seizures"?

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Nov 15, 2006, 08:24 PM
 
haha wow dont freak out y'all... it might have been the coffee talkin but its not that crazy. ummm. lets see, i didnt want it to look like a Pachinko i bet the tie to cover flowcluttered your mind(scrach it out of you head). i dont know how to explain it. but now that im more relaxed i can see why your scared. just look at your icons on your desktop....you can def see that they are flat and kinda plain.... so i was saying it would look cool if you made them pop out a little,(Trompe L'Oeil "ish")

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Nov 15, 2006, 08:28 PM
 
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Nov 15, 2006, 09:01 PM
 
not icandy...gah i dont know how to explain whats in my head
     
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Nov 15, 2006, 09:38 PM
 
You know a coverflow like effect would be really cool in iPhoto 7 or 8, like have them kinda slide in like they were on a roll, or pile in or something just some cool animation. That said the idea of icons poofing a bit when you scroll over them would be kinda cool. It'd be nice to have have like a bezel around the one you're selecting just because like I use background images that don't always give you a good idea of what the text is so it'd be nice if it could pop a bit.
     
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Nov 15, 2006, 09:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
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Nov 15, 2006, 09:53 PM
 
No.
     
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Nov 15, 2006, 09:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by MattJeff View Post
i was just thinking about how evey update more stuff on the screen pops out(buttons get gel filled, icons get shadows, ext) and then i was lookin at my desk top and thought apples next bueaty should be full "animated" icons (3D). like cover flow mixed with the dock and such. maybe im not getting across my idea but lifting the stale icons off the desktop would be a nice change.

Feel free to bend that idea or add some other things apple should do to spice up the experiance.
The eye candy in Mac OS X has actually been getting more conservative with each version. Play with 10.1 and look at its buttons and menus.

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Nov 15, 2006, 11:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
it could pop a bit.
What about more red?
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Nov 15, 2006, 11:58 PM
 
Haha. I remember a friend of mine had something like this for Windows 95. Animated icons!

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Nov 16, 2006, 12:11 AM
 
so like when you minimize a playing video? but with transparency? w00t?
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 01:36 AM
 
They should just add some freakin' lens flare to give them that extra bit o' freakin' class.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 03:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
What about more red?
I'm so freaking glad I caught the thread that started this joke.

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Nov 16, 2006, 04:32 AM
 
I think animated icons would be eye candy for the purpose of eye candy. Luckily Apple's been shying away from that, and sticking to eye candy only when it will increase functionality (except for maybe the dock's genie effect). Doubt it will happen.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 04:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by tooki View Post
The eye candy in Mac OS X has actually been getting more conservative with each version. Play with 10.1 and look at its buttons and menus.
Quoted for the truth. All the controls in 10.0 looked like Sudafed gelcaps. Now, everything except the scroll bar as been flattened to look like the plastic buttons on the actual hardware. Likewise, the use of transparency has also gotten more sparing. Menus and inactive windows both used to be something like 50% transparent, while menus are now more like 10% transparent and windows aren't transparent at all.
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Nov 16, 2006, 06:28 AM
 
There was an OS9 extension back in the day that provided animated icons. It was actually pretty cool assuming you picked icons that weren't indeed seizure inducing. Of course, it used about 30 megs of ram when I only had 64. It had to go.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 07:04 AM
 
there was a massive thread about this a few months back..
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 09:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oversoul View Post
No. I don't want my desktop looking like some digital Pachinko machine.
Hmmm... This could sell in Japan.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 10:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Hmmm... This could sell to Japanese teenagers.
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Nov 16, 2006, 11:03 AM
 
There's adults in Japan!?
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 11:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
There's adults in Japan!?
Oh, nevermind then.

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Nov 16, 2006, 06:13 PM
 
Sorry, but I don't see the usefulness of this. The point of MacOS' design is to stay out of your way and not distract you from your actual work.

Notice how Apple uses bright colours in only the small interface elements, or when they want your attention. Also notice the large elements like menu bars and title bars are a dull grey. It's so the interface doesn't distract your from the actual content of your windows - you know, the stuff you are actually working on.

Notice how Windows uses bright Fisher-Price colours on the title bars, task bar, etc. and how tacky it looks.

This is part of the reason so many people say MacOS interface is more transparent than Windows and why it helps you be more productive - it isn't drawing your eyes away from your work all the time.

Apps are free to animate their icons if they don't want to. But most don't for a good reason.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 09:46 PM
 
i think the stress out here is getting to me
hmmm oh well...no one is seeing what i am. im an artist myself, i know clutter and such is bad, i wasnt thinking about Animations(moving) and bright colors and blinking lights.
oh welllll
i will work something up and yall will see what i mean.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 10:10 PM
 
I think what the OP was suggesting were roll over icons.
     
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Nov 16, 2006, 10:34 PM
 
Roll-over icons are called buttons.

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