Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Just had to quote a bit more ...

52. The form controls Firefox draws in Web pages are not just inconsistent with those in the rest of the operating system, they are quite possibly the ugliest interactive controls seen in any graphical interface since AmigaDOS 2.04. For example, text fields have borders that, by default, are visible on only two sides out of four. <select> elements are rendered not as normal option menus, but as much less efficient drop-down scrolling listboxes. And radio buttons look like they were drawn in the dark with a broken pencil.

Other than that, Firefox is a nice browser. Just for the record.

I actually find this stuff really encouraging. The open source desktop is now only about as bad as Windows.