The groupbox in the first UI is completely useless and it only adds more clutter for free, so it has been removed in the second UI. What we get is a less cluttered UI and every widget is grouped by the tabwidget.
Tag Archives: Usability
designing good user interfaces (1 – Label Alignment)
The first UI has a wrong label alignment (KDE 3.x alignment), while the second UI has the right label alignment (KDE 4.x alignment).
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designing good user interfaces (0)
The first UI (the bad one) has a complex grid layout which is cluttered and confused, while the second UI has a better layout which looks like a book page that can be read easily from left to right and from top to bottom.
The second UI uses more vertical space, but we must not forget that one of our primary goals is to provide usable UIs.