A collection of classic-style UI components for UIKit, influenced by Windows 95.
This is a little exploration into applying '90s-era design & principles into a modern platform with some primitive components. The assets and design metrics were (for the most part) taken from an actual installation of Windows 95. These are pixel-accurate renditions of the original design:
- (3/17) Added a simple Blue Screen of Death! Simply shake the device vigorously.
Browserexample can be run out-of-the-box.
- You should be able to include some or all of the files under
/Componentsin your project.
- Each component is intended to be used like their UIKit counterparts. For example,
CKButtonshould respond to gesture events just as
- These are
@IBDesignablecomponents! That means you can lay out your entire app with these components in Interface Builder and Xcode will render them for you:
Notes & FAQ
- This project is very much a work-in-progress. Although it was designed with modularity and robustness in mind, there are no guarantees on reliability.
- Q: Why did you do this?
- This project was born out of some wholesome sarcasm and Millennial jokes with Ben Galassi. Check out his work!
- Q: If this project is made for Apple devices, why based it on Microsoft's design?
- Most people were using Windows during this age and far more people recognize the Windows Standard design pattern than Platinum. If you need any proof, PCs sold close to 100 million units in 1998, compared to just 2.7 million for Macintosh.
- I may revisit this point in the future.
- Q: Why isn't the UI rendering in my Storyboard?
- Interface Builder is very finicky. Rendering typically fails because the underlying code has an error or a constraint cannot be satisfied. Even if you fix these issues, you may have to clear the cache and restart Xcode.
- Q: Why do I need YYImage?
- You don't.
YYImageis used in
CKImageViewto animate the throbber animation in the
Browserexample, but you can remove the reference in
CKImageView.swift. Eventually this dependency will be removed.
- You don't.
- Please let me know if you have any questions or comments! I'd also love to chat about design or tech nostalgia 🙂
I do not claim ownership of the assets or logos used in this project. Windows and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks of Microsoft Inc.