[Cameron Moll] complains in “[That Formerly Wicked Aqua Look]” that he’s grown weary of the Aqua look:
The day I feared would come has finally drawn near. After what can only be termed a lengthy span of denial, I now admit I’ve begun to grow weary of the ‘Aqua’ gel-like theme so prevalent in OSX, Apple.com, and hundreds of third-party products.
I can completely understand him and while using something like [ShapeShifter] is not a viable long-term option in my opinion, hope still prevails: [AppleInsider] recently had articles sporting some interesting info on Apple’s upcoming Mac OS X 10.4 “[Tiger]” [here] and [here].
Apparently, Tiger might have a new kind of interface look:
An apparent blending of two themes, the new look lifts interface elements from both of the company’s existing themes and embeds them inside a sleek platinum gradient. According to sources, the first application to adhere to the new look will be the company’s email client, Mail version 2.0.
You could already get a grasp of this new theme if you had a look at Apple’s Tiger preview page on [SpotLight], the ground-breaking search technology that will be incorporated into Mac OS X 10.4.
If this UI change happens, then Apple’s engineers and UI designers once more will show the world that they exactly know when something has to change – and how. Because we can.
Did you notice the new theme is flat? ;)
[That Formerly Wicked Aqua Look]: http://www.cameronmoll.com/archives/000051.html “That Formerly Wicked Aqua Look”[Cameron Moll]: http://www.cameronmoll.com “Cameron Moll – Authentic Boredom”[ShapeShifter]: http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/shapeshifter “Unsanity – ShapeShifter”[AppleInsider]: http://www.appleinsider.com “Apple Insider”: http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=676 “Apple Insider”: http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=672 “Apple Insider”[Tiger]: http://wwww.apple.com/macosx/tiger/ “Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger”[Spotlight]: http://wwww.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html “Mac OS X 10.4 – Spotlight”