Saturday, January 17, 2009

Apples & Pears

The design of internet TV sites infuriates me. They're largely designed by Apple hugging, iPhone totting twentysomethings in designer glasses and baggy trousers according to their world view.

The iPlayer is passable, but takes all of its cues from the web, not TV. and the Sky Player (or the Sky Dontplayer, as I call it) are staggeringly bad.

I've blogged before on the reasons for this - webbie people work to webbie models, where clicks are valuable and complicated layouts are all the rage in the bars of Hoxton and the lower East Side.

Joost set the stage with a compelling interface that has been lost in a flurry of Flash and Silverlight overkill

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