inessential by Brent Simmons

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Other developers write about walking the user interface line—trying to be consistent but also having to create custom widgets to stay modern.

Michael Dupuis: “Sure there are ‘lesser’ elements available to us as developers, but they often don’t have the ‘bling’ that users come to expect.”

Dan Wood: “We have to walk the line in our user interface decisions all the time, trying to make an application look consistent with the Mac interface, and also ‘modern.’”