Updated brushed metal guidelines. As reported by Michael Tsai, Apple has updated the Human Interface Guidelines on the issue of metal windows. It is now suggested that any window that provides a source list to navigate informationfor example, iTunes or the Finder can be a metal window.
The first thing I think of is that NetNewsWire could then use a metal window, since it provides a source list.
The second thing I think is: no way.
The guidelines also say, Dont use the brushed metal look indiscriminately. Although it works well for some types of applications, some applications appear too heavy when using this look.
I would rewrite that to say: Dont use the brushed metal look at all. Although some applications (such as iTunes and the Finder) use it, they all look too heavy when using this look.