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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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While EPOC officially is named after an epoch – a new era in portable computing – many fans of Psion’s handhelds like to explain it as... Electronic Piece of Cheese.
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Featured GUISystem 7
This most important update to Macintosh’s operating system since 1984 included wide use of colour, new icons, scalable fonts, balloon help, Apple Menu customization, labels and aliases.


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Featured componentTrash can
We’re seeing it happening over and over again. Mac OS 3.0 vs. 8.0, Mac OS X 10.1 vs 10.3 (both pictured), Windows 3.0 vs. 95, Workbench 1.0 vs. 2.0... Each time the GUI starts with white, and then goes metallic. You can usually see the effect throughout the whole interface – looking around at trash cans might be a good start.


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Featured iconHelp
Is it even a little bit surprising that most icons for help system feature a question mark in one or other form? Check out all the icons for help and see what GUIs escaped the obvious association – for good or bad.


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