What if Mountain Lion treated the Dock (and Launchpad) the same way it treats Notification Center?
[Make sure to check out the full-size image and the mockup video of how it might behave.]
- Just a mockup, nothing fancy
- Used Apple's design cues, didn't stray from their example
- Threw this together in a couple hours, please don't judge me :)
about 2 years ago
I want this to be a thing.
I guess you better get all of these Apple designs out of your system now :P
I like it!
I didn't think I'd like it based on the screenshot, but after watching the quick little video, I really want this to be real. I love it.
@Dan Higbie HIGH PRAISE :)
Love it; amazing video too. I wouldn't be surprised if this is what Apple is working towards. Also, I could see this replacing the Command+Tab switcher too.
Good! Obviously I'd get rid of the linen instantly.
i've always wondered why full-screened mac apps dont use this dock style..
@Prekesh Chavda Agreed. See my second caveat ;)
@Marshall Bock oops :c I love this though, i'd totally use it.
I would remove some of the space from the bottom, or put the labels under the icon and remove space from the top, but I can also see the reason for centering it.
@Daniel Waldron Yeah, I tried all those things you mentioned. You are right for suggesting them. I thought this looked the most balanced (and stayed in line with their current Dock philosophy). But yeah, I tried things. This is what stuck, for better or worse :)
I really like it - but I don't think Apple will go away from the dock idea any time soon. As mentioned by @Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan, this would be great for full-screen apps.
@Marshall Bock great work fella. Really top notch. ++
There's two great things about this.
- While you can use "hiding:on" right now on the current dock bar, it will expand over your content. Because the dock isn't taking the full width & has this 3D style, it often mess up with the window behind. You end up not seeing the app you're looking as quickly as you could. +1 for full width iOS like bar here. So that's point one.
Point two is that it'd also reduce the learning curve for users coming from iOS devices. This would established a consistent ux & ui across all Apple products, not just mobile ones. OSX is already shifting toward this releases after releases, so it all makes sense.
I imagine this the direction Apple will head in as iOS and OS X continue to merge into a unified OS
Apple, I hope you are looking at this. Incredible!
looks great. a bit big.. but other then that.. perfect :)
I don't know, it could be pretty annoying, if the dock pushes everything above it to the top, anytime the cursor hits the lower side of your screen. But it sure looks nice.
supah! so this in theory would replace the dock?
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