Interesting blog on Windows design decisions

Raymond Chen’s blog, The
Old New Thing
, spends an awful lot of time examining the quirks of
the Windows API and some of the design decisions that went into some
of the odd and obvious things Windows does. I’m not a Windows person at
all — I have it installed for Counter-Strike and that’s about it — and
I’ve found myself reading back further and further, finding out why
the taskbar is at the bottom of the screen
, and the
origin of the Windows startup sound
, and an eleven-part series
on scrollbar math (!). Recommended reading for design geeks, whether
Windows people or otherwise.

It’s syndicated here as Raymondc_feed.

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