I’m no usability expert but applications on Windows XP seem to get worse each year. I like XP and want to reverse this trend by documenting the problem, with screenshots and notes.
- Began taking screenshots on 29th October 2007.
- Created this area on 3rd November 2007.
- Most recent updates were on 8th April 2008.
|Adobe||Makers of several high-profile applications.|
|AVG Free Edition||Lots windows. Lots of controls. Avoids the OS theme.|
|Epson Scanner||Putting the “G” in GUI.|
|Firefox 2||Introduced a custom skin as the default skin.|
|Firefox 3||Any point reviewing the latest beta?|
|Firefox 4 (beta)||Nice feedback system.|
|Internet Explorer 6||Remarkably consistent with Windows Explorer.|
|Internet Explorer 7||Becoming the most widely used web browser.|
|Internet Explorer 8||Trying out the first beta.|
|Messenger Live!||Is this better than Windows Messenger?|
|Mobile Devices||Almost nothing to see here.|
|Opera 8.5||Product review.|
|Opera 9.0||Product review.|
|Outlook Express||My favourite e-mail client. Seriously, it is.|
|SmartFTP||Extreme attention to Windows theme details.|
|Television||Virgin Media and the programmes they carry.|
|TortoiseSVN||The first version control system I have used.|
|Windows XP||Oddities and conventions in its utilities and controls.|
|Windows Media Player||Lost some good things, gained some others.|
Web Browser History
- Articles About User Interfaces
- Links to my favourite blog entries about UI from other people.
Doing research is not really viable for me unless I earn some money from it. Offers welcome!
If you know of other projects like this or would like to help out, please contact me.