I guess this is more common on the Windows platform, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised. On the Mac, however, we don’t see this very often, and I hope it will stay that way. Web applications are ten years after their desktop counterparts when it comes to user interfaces, so doing what Adobe is doing isn’t a step forward, in my opinion. I don’t want every application to have it’s custom GUI style, and I don’t want hover effects on every control, it’s not in the intrest of good user interface design.
But that wasn’t really why I wrote this, the real reason is that I’m curious if this is an example of what Adobe’s soon-to-be-released Apollo can do? It looks and feels kind of sleek, so I’m impressed. For some applications I can see why using this kind of technology would be better than trying to do the same thing in .Net or Cocoa.
It’s actually a web application