Google Wave’s scroll bars just feel wrong. The thumb isn’t proportional - it always remains the same size, but the scroll ‘bar’ grows or shrinks based on the amount it can scroll. It would feel more natural if the scroll ‘bar’ extended the entire height with a proportional thumb.

Google Wave’s scroll bars just feel wrong. The thumb isn’t proportional - it always remains the same size, but the scroll ‘bar’ grows or shrinks based on the amount it can scroll. It would feel more natural if the scroll ‘bar’ extended the entire height with a proportional thumb.

jimray:

The OpenOffice 18 button mouse. This is why open source design sucks [via The Grubester]

If you need 18 buttons, your user interface fails.

(Reblogged from jimray)

The many sliders of Photoshop CS4

mrgan:


Preferences > Memory Usage


Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast


Filters


Blur (note the rendering of the thumb arrow)


Layer Blending


Layer Style


Threshold


Color Balance

Things to keep in mind:

  1. These can be found in just Photoshop; I can’t imagine what I’d find elsewhere in the suite. Actually, fine, here’s the first one I found in Illustrator CS5:
  2. The most common out of all these seems to be second one, Brightness Adjustment.
  3. They’re all ugly. The only near-acceptable one is the Layer Style slider.
  4. None of these looks like the standard OS X slider:

This is the post that inspired me to start this tumblr. Inconsistent controls are an automatic fail.

(Reblogged from mrgan)