Re: Just say no to parrotting Google
"Chrome's UI is nothing to write home about."
because it STINKS/SUCKS like every OTHER 2D FLATSO FLUGLY TOUCHY-FEELY CRAP interface.
"Especially, the stupid 'hamburger menu' which IMHO is user hostile."
pretty much says it, yeah. MAYBE of limited valuable for touch screens, HIDEOUS and IRRITATING for "the rest of us".
"Personally, I don't see what the problem is with classic menus."
They're not "new, shiny" and "millenial, it's OUR turn now" enough.
"At some point apparently a rule was created that you can't just have a menu at the top of an application and are only allowed to have the idiotic hamburger menu or even worse Office ribbon bar train wreck."
It's all tracking back to THE METRO, actually. Blame THIS person:
Apparently she's leaving Micro-shaft
maybe too many saw the connection (I know, _I_ helped spread the word!)
"New is not always better."
THANK! YOU! for saying that!
"As far as I'm concerned, the UI creators of the past had it write when they came up with the idea of having menus that are relatively standard across applications."
Back in the late 80's/early 90's, "the OS/2 days", IBM wrote a book/guide on 'common user interfaces' that was included with the Windows 3.0 SDK. I have a copy somewhere... (along with that old SDK and it's large collection of dead tree manuals, and similar dead-tree manuals on OS/2 1.2 presentation manager programming).
"Also, as far as I'm concerned, it seems that they are making things worse from an accessibility standpoint. I'm not even sure you can use keyboard alone with these applications."
probably not. you're right. It's all fat-finger-friendly, and "SCREW YOU" if you use keyboard+mouse.
time for a REBELLION amongst users.
Big THUMBS UP to @rmullen0 for saying all of that.