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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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To prototype and test various Chicago (Windows 95) interfaces, Microsoft used their Visual Basic 3 tool. Link points to external site
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Featured GUIWorkbench 2.04
The second edition of Workbench, distributed with new Amiga 500+ and 3000 machines, brought in new 3D look and icons, more thought-out menus and requesters (dialogs), boot menu and an improved file system.


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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 iconMetal Trash
The Mac OS’s metal trash has come a long way since 1984. It has been modified, shaded, stuffed, made three dimensional, and finally – after a short stint in Rhapsody – replaced by office wire trash in Mac OS X in 2001. Interestingly, trash’s second function to deleting files was... ejecting disks from floppy drive.


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