10 Best Application UIs of 2008

14th Aug 2008

Maybe a bit too early for a best of anything in 2008 but Jakob has posted a very interesting Alertbox. He focusses on 10 applications (web and desktop) that seem to do things right in terms of their UI. The main points of interest I noted are:

  • These applications have used "dashboards" to give users an overview of their available functionality
  • Instead of JavaScript alerts, lightbox modal dialogue boxes seem to be the preferred option (for aesthetics as well as accessibility I presume)
  • Wizards prove to be be popular for guiding users through the applications

And I'd say these points apply to web design too.