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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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The interesting terminology of Apple Lisa seems to have inspired other GUI architects. Authors of OS/2 2.0 Workplace Shell wrote in their guidelines “We characterize the Minimize and Hide actions as requests to ‘put aside temporarily,’ while Close is thought of as ‘put away.’” This is almost identical to “Set Aside” and “Put Away” options of Lisa.
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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 componentDock
The infamous Dock in Mac OS X is a feature that you can either love or hate. Having its roots in NeXTSTEP, Dock features much more eye candy, while trying to combine the functions of both application launcher and switcher.


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Featured iconMac OS X icons
From 32×32 to 128×128 pixels, from symbols to photorealistic images, from jagged edges to full 8-bit transparency. Mac OS X redefined the icons, although many people wonder if the old definition was really that bad. What do you think? Compare the Mac OS X icons with the other GUIs on one of the icon charts.


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