Tiling is awesome
Posted Dec 24, 2012 14:04 UTC (Mon) by sorpigal
In reply to: Tiling is awesome
Parent article: Awesome 3.5 released
Speaking of Windows, this is one thing that Microsoft got *absolutely right* in Windows 7, which is another reason that Win8's UI is such a shame. If you've never used it, there's a good write up of the thing. This behavior is hidden in plain sight in that you can continue to work as usual without knowing it's there but have a decent chance of discovering it "by mistake" at the very moment you try and do what it helps you do anyway.
It allows average people to get their toes wet with tiling without having to take the plunge. Pure UI win, IMO.
The whole "Engineering" series at that blog is a wonderful read. You may not always like their conclusions, and perhaps some of the methodology is flawed, but there are lots of numbers and quite a few insightful comments about how the "common" UIs of today got to be the way they are.
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