Tag Archives: OS X

A walkthrough on building OS X Apps with JavaScript

With the Objective-C bridge, you can jump into OS X app development with JavaScript


Tyler Gaw is a Freelance Web Designer & Developer in Brooklyn, New York. He writes:

OS X Yosemite introduced JavaScript for Automation. This makes it possible to access native OS X frameworks with JavaScript. I’ve been digging in to this new world and putting together examples along the way. In this post I’ll explain the basics and step through building a small example app.

Read the article at tylergaw.com

OS X Yosemite introduces ability to write automation scripts in JavaScript instead of AppleScript

There is a bright future for JavaScript on OS X: write automation scripts in JavaScript to improve your workflow


Michael Crump gives several examples including:

– Sending an email message through Mail

– Displaying dialogs

– Use text to speech

– Launch and manipulate Safari

Read more from the source: Telerik Developer Network

Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, OS X Yosemite provides a cleaner-looking interface including new system font and icons

OS X Yosemite’s consistent and simple icons push design interfaces forward


There is a lot more to the new icons than just a fresh coat of paint — the visual language extends far beyond just the gradients.

The flat dock is back–let’s rejoice.

Icon designs stick to a grid to provide visual consistency.

Icons have a shape hierarchy. The circle for apps: “lightweight pieces of software, entertainment, or consumer-focused products.” The square for system-related utilities. The tilted rectangle for applications that help you get the work done.

Lighting effects are richer and more refined.

Read more from the source: martiancraft.com