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by Scott Stevenson — Jun 12
@Brian Amerige: developers who used the Mail-style UI (which is commonly referred to as "unified" as well (...) To elaborate, take something like Coda, for example. How do you think it looks when you transform the light-plastic to dark-gray that we see in 10.5?

I'm not sure what you're asking. The UI landscape an app lives in is constantly fluctuating. Personally, I think that's a good thing, but good or bad is somewhat irrelevant. Tastes and styles change over time, and part of being a software developer is being aware of that.

In my opinion, it's important to move forward with new ideas in UI or things get stale and users won't see any need to upgrade. I know a lot of developers think that features and lower-level improvements sell software, but it's just not true in the consumer or small business space. User want to see that things have changed. The enterprise space is different, of course.

In my experience, "unified" means the unified toolbar and window title look, possibly with a darker shade of gray. I haven't seen it used to describe the Mail look as a whole. I'd describe Mail as unified with a source-list-style list on the left.
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