It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any new Cocoa stuff. Especially anything as widely loved as JLNDragEffectManager. Since I love all that positive attention and am sorely disappointed by the recent falloff of ego-sustaining limelight, I thought I’d solve yet another of the Cocoa world’s problems and give you a rather easy way of mimicking the “recessed list effect” found in Dictionary.app. I was reminded of the effect by this StackOverflow post today (thanks, Li Fumin, for reminding me I wanted to figure this out).

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It’s been eight months since I griped about a lack of a swipe-to-navigate gesture in Mobile Safari. There’s still been no progress, despite iOS 4 having come out since then. I think I have the reason why and a compromise. The basic problem is that web pages can be horizontally scrolled. The deeper problem, I suspect, may be “not invented here syndrome” on Apple’s part.

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Last week I posted my solution to the IB3-like drag-from-library-palette effect called “JLNDragEffectManager“. Today I released an update to XTabulator (2.002) that contains this effect when dragging rows to the desktop or a folder to create new files. It’s a perfect demonstration of how “drag effects” can be used for excellent user feedback in your UI. Take a look.

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