GUIdebook: Graphical User Interface gallery
Welcome to guidebook, a website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them.
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Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
two articles about Xerox: “Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” and “The lab that ran away from Xerox”, and a funny essay about... the cow metaphor
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Seventeen exclusive Apple Lisa posters, free for download:

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Did you know...
In 1983, Microsoft was in talks with Atari (specifically, Leonard Tramiel, son of the famous Jack Tramiel) to sell the upcoming Windows as the ST’s operating system. However, Windows was then two years away, and Atari decided to go with Digital Research’s GEM.
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Featured GUIRISC OS 3.11
This is one of the most popular editions of this largely unknown GUI for British Acorn Archimedes machines. It features some very interesting mechanisms, such as the icon bar at the bottom of the screen (years before Windows 95), unique pop-up menus and interesting use of drag and drop throughout the GUI.

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Featured componentLogin screen
After the GUI introduces itself, it is usually your turn to reciprocate. Compare all the ways you can arrange two simple text controls for login and password.

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Featured iconFinder
The icon for Mac OS X’s Finder (application and file manager) changed slightly between 10.2 Jaguar and 10.3 Panther editions of the system. Is this the only icon that was updated? Check it out in the big icon chart.

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