Five UI Inconsistencies That Annoy Us
5. FILE SIZES ARE SHOWN ONLY IN KB
Does your car display its speed in furlongs per week? No. That makes as much sense as showing how many kilobytes a 2.5TB file is. Geez! I get this feeling to become so lazy using the calculator for that matter.
4. THE PROGRESS BAR IS A COMPULSIVE LIAR
Whether you’re copying files or installing patches, the progress bar is always wrong. That is why, when someone ask me to copy files to their portable storage devices, I always tell them that the progress bar is not telling the truth, good thing though that when you are installing, it never really ask you to read, I mean really read the terms and condition before getting to the next step.
3. Application Splash Screens Are Universally Useless.
What is that for? Why they dont just made these software to load directly to its workspace. I dont recognize any splash screen of any software though. I just see it but never did I read whatever it says there.
2. NEXT/PREVIOUS PAGE CONFUSION
Why does clicking “next” take us to older content, while “previous” takes us to newer content? Talk like a human, not a machine!
1. THE SAVE ICON IS A FREAKIN’ FLOPPY DISK!
We haven’t owned a PC with a fl oppy drive in the better part of a decade. Why is the icon still a 3.5-inch disk? Do you have any idea, what should it be the save icon? Tell me. Do you a clever idea for that? What do you think it could be?
An exerpt from Maximumpc magazine, May 2009 issue.