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Cocoa Tip of the Day, 1/7/10

Read the Human Interface Guidelines.

Mac users are more pedantic when it comes to consistent user experiences than users of any other platform. Apple produces a very large document explaining how to design interfaces that match the appearance and behaviour that users expect.  Read it and make sure that your application follows the rules.

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