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June 25, 2010

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what? Toronto did had earthquake? i didn't know that too!

many people are talking about to make things better you need to change..

this is where nobody is getting it when it it comes to the revit UI..

LOOK AT THE RIBBON..

the ribbon is a HORIZONTAL menu..

the ribbon has TABS just like conventional
menus do..

the ONLY difference is that one opens
HORIZONTALLY and the other opens
VERTICAllY..

that FACT is clouded with marketing
hype and fancy icons..

with the horizontal way of opening
menus you can leave the last menu
open because it's across the top instead
of down in the middle of the screen..

but having your last menu stay open is
of little or negative advantage..

having a menu stay open at the top
LOOKS like change and can be called a "ribbon" for change hype..

selecting from a horizontal menu is not
NEARLY as fast as selecting from a drop-down menu..

NOW I HAVE TOLD ALL OF YOU WHAT IS
FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG WITH THE RIBBON..

here is the final solution:

the conventional native revit UI obviously
does not need to be eliminated for the
ribbon to work..

otherwise it would not still be there in
the background fully functional for the
last two years..

the perfect solution is to do exactly like
they did with the new AutoCAD LT 2011..

(or maybe it's also with AutoCAD 2011)

a choice between the ribbon and classic..

i love the way they modernized those
conventional drop-down menus in
AutoCAD LT 2011..

drop-downs are such a fast and natural way
to work with a COMPLEX program..

this is what revit neeeds..

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