• Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    But do you think Aqua is the "t-shirt & jeans" of UI design or is it, say, on the bottom of a ladder we should be on?

    I sort of disagree that trendiness is inherently vapid though (if that's a point.) A lot of cool stuff comes of it despite the ethereality of it all, and I don't think permanence is necessarily a beacon for the value of things. Does everything have to stand the test of time to actually matter?

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    • Nicholas Windsor Howard, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

      Hmm... perhaps Aqua lives somewhere in the well-tended broom closet with the ladder we should be on. While not as visually simple as a t-shirt and jeans, in my view it looks splendid and holds up exceedingly well. It felt intelligent and aesthetically celebratory. I certainly would not offer any of the same sentiments for Sierra.

      (Clarification: I believe Aqua looked better or more timeless at certain points in its lifetime than at other points.)

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    • Nicholas Windsor Howard, 3 years ago

      I don't think permanence is necessarily a beacon for the value of things. Does everything have to stand the test of time to actually matter?

      Not necessarily: I would never rule it out. But timelessness is almost always a lighthouse for my personal ship.

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