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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Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:

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Windows XP icons were created in part by the design studio at IconFactory. Link points to external site Unfortunately, the team was not hired to redo all the icons, hence many inconsistencies between them.
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Featured GUIWhistler 2257
This internal alpha release of Windows XP, still codenamed Whistler, had some unique features – most notably toned-down Watercolor visual style, unique icons in Control Panel, and the first version of the new Start menu.

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Featured componentColour selector
Let’s count the number of ways you can specify a colour. Red, green, blue? Hue, saturation, brightness? A named list? In reality, GUIs use many more methods to let the user choose the desired colour. One example is... a box of crayons from Mac OS X Panther. Be sure to check out the others.

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Featured iconSettings
The icon for System Preferences changed slightly between Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. It is not the only change – be sure to find out the others in big icon charts.

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