Today TYPO3 4.3 hit the streets with a lot of new nice features: * Mass uploader * AJAX Frontend Editing * Optimized performance * Improved security * Integrated System Scheduler * Improved caching framework * Improved recycling of deleted records * New templating engine ...and much, much more!
At familie redlich :systeme we do not care only about SEO and a perfect Typo3-based website, we care much about the customers needs and business workflow too. So developed an in-house standard that features anything needed for TYPO3 editors. Besides the typical features like versioning, workspaces, groups, workflows and a perfect rich text editor - our websites ships now with a cool, clean, easy to use backend skin: Compared with the admin standard TYPO3 interface this is a big step forward for editors using TYPO3 CMS. These screens illustrates again that TYPO3 can be very user friendly when it is setted up by pros
A first view of possible interface changes of Firefox 4 are available. May they look very simliar to Safari 4 and Opera 10 but i really like these first steps: I do not know why they choose the ugly Vista screen first but may there is the userbase of the future.
The project Renaissance startet, its goal is a new, intuitive interface for OpenOffice or how they descibed themeself: "Create a User interface so that OpenOffice.org becomes the users' choice not only out of need but also out of desire.". As Frank Loehmann at the Sun-Blog wrote the project is in the beginning. Everybody is invited to tell the team more about the pros and cons of the existing user interface.
William Reynish has updated hsi UI paper for Blender 2.5. He presented it the first time at the Blender Conference this year in Amsterdam. He collected all the feedback and clarifies some unclear parts. A very interesting analysis of the existing interface and a very good idea of a new at all. For those that like to get a screeny check out page 24 but don't forget to read it all
Once i reported that i kicked of the steppers of my theme, in the last weeks i started now to redesign it. The goal is again to think about what is really needed if you are a power user and you are very familiar with your desktop. I ask my self what i'm using/ where i'm looking often (accelerators and toolbar) and what/ where not (menu, statusbar, windows titles). As a UI designer i really enjoy it that you need just gEdit and Gimp to modify/ create a theme and not any additional theming-switching-patch-hidden-registry-stuff-tool Here is a screen of the actual state of "New Glory":
As an email client i'm using Evolution which offers a great connectivity to the Gnome Desktop. Like any other software it is not perfect and has some usablity leaks. Once i created a feature proposal for Blender and so i startet the same for Evolution. Any ideas and feedback are welcome.
I recognized since some geniuses developed the scroll wheel and virtual scrolling by middle click the stepper at the beginning/ end of the scrollbar gets outdated. Myself didn't use them all the time, so i killed them from my desktop theme for a clearer look. After 14 days of working with the new theme i do not miss them.