Thursday, August 27, 2009

Visual User Interface Design

I often wonder why more user interface tools aren't designed visually from the beginning. Why bother coming up with a text based abstraction that needs an interpreter. Why not just start writing a gui editing tool from the beginning and just spit interfaces to a binary format?

I guess this is why glade XML and EFL's edc files bother me. I feel like all this work is being put into the interpreter and the ui text language when the developers could just spend more time making a kick-ass gui tool.

Maybe it's because making good guis is hard...

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