[orca-list] Ubuntu 12.10 and beyond, Unity 2D will no longer be maintained.

Mallory van Achterberg stommepoes at stommepoes.nl
Thu May 10 07:18:11 UTC 2012

I remember being told how all movies some day will be 3D because "it's
what the public wants" yet all I hear around me personally is headaches
and a strong desire to find "2d glasses" (which we now have, yay... where
I live, movies are usually from America and so have subtitles so reading
them is imperative. You could watch a movie without the 3d glasses but
you can't read the subtitles).

So I'm going to sit back and wait to see if everyone *really* wants
stuff to swish and fade and slide and whatever as the user interacts
with the GUI. Showing movement or that something is gradual is a known
UI improvement as far as letting users know where things go or where
they came from and reduces disorientation (mostly for new users), and
I understand the lowered CPU use (similar things are happening in
the web world, where CSS3 transitions and animations can use the GPU
whereas Javascript is still relying on CPU... for phones and tablets
this makes a big difference)...

But sometimes I wonder if this heavy "style" of interaction will truly
last, or if it's like skinny jeans: a juggernaut fad. Perhaps
specifically a fad started by Apple.

Just a thought. Interfaces with fluff should ideally be as accessible
as any other of course.


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