The blog of Eric Sibly; focusing on mountain biking, .NET development for the Desktop, Smartphone and PocketPC.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bindows, but why...

Why would anyone want to develop Windows looking applications for the browser? Surely they would work better as Windows Forms applications that run on Windows if they are designed for Windows? Would a Mac or Linux biggot/user suddenly want their favourite site to look like Windows - me thinks not!

The beauty, and I use that term loosely, of Web applications in some respects is that their interfaces are somewhat unique, in that they project personality, not the grey Windows 95 interface. This is why WPF excites me, as more immersive/rich looking/functioning applications will hopefully be built that have personality!

This Bindows is another demonstration of *browser* application development gone bad; again, thanks to the likes of the new style of virus - AJAX.


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