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Old 06-13-2008, 03:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by annc View Post
If it has a major interface change, I'd be keen to listen.
It does - and it has major usability and accessibility problems. Graphics designer at work who's never learned about user interface design. You can apparently choose a "native" skin but while that may solve some problems with color and contrast, it won't change problems like close buttons that are hard to hit (21x15 pixels, I think), or an ever-moving button to open a new tab so you always have to search where it is now.

The new skin is exactly what is holding me back even downloading it - and when I do, it won't be a browser any more that I occasionally even use (like I do now with O9.27) but ban to the "for testing purposes only" corner.

Interesting to note that Firefox is taking the exact opposite approach by spending considerable effort to blend as seamlessly as possible into the OS environment:
the very best user interfaces go completely unnoticed, that is what makes them good.
- and that's precisely where Opera's new interface dismally fails.

Read the blogs and the reactions:

Opera: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog.../looking-sharp
Firefox: http://blog.mozilla.com/faaborg/2008...efox-3-themes/

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