Links 1

Quite often I stumble upon interesting, innovative content on the web, like we probably all do. Months and years later I still remember that I once found something on a specific topic but of course I didn’t bookmark anything and have trouble finding it again. I will therefore from now on publish a selection of nice web content links I want to remember on my blog here and there.

  • OS X 10.8 Notification Center Alert Automator Action — I really don’t get it why this hasn’t been included in Mountain Lion.
  • PieCrust CMS — A static website generator I use to bake this blog. Running in PHP, which is nice as for OS X users this means there aren’t any additional packages to install.
  • Terms of Service; Didn’t Read — “We are a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E.”

Arrow Buttons

We all know that the user interfaces of OS X apps are becoming more and more differentiated. Apple as well as third party developers slowly move away from the once authoritative OS X Human Interface Guidelines and create not only new user interface elements, but a whole new experience of interacting with applications, at least partly borrowing from iOS innovations.

It is not that easy for an Mac indie developer to follow this trend if he or she doesn’t have at least some graphical and design talent. It is therefore not by chance that so far I have been rather traditional in my approaches. Now, however, I used some free time over the holidays and created a set of custom button controls.

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