This Web site is an open letter to Apple, maker of the world's best-looking computers and operating system, asking it not to implement the ugly look of brushed metal in the next version of the Finder.
Currently, many of the core applications, such as the Safari Web browser and QuickTime, as well as many of the iApps, use this look. Now, Apple has threatened to add this monstrosity to the Finder when OS X 10.3 ("Panther") comes out this fall.
I know that I am not alone in hating brushed metal, as postings on different Web sites indicate. Let's let Apple know how we feel. I've started a petition to encourage Apple to allow users to disable the brushed metal look.
Why would Apple listen to us? There is a precedent. When the first OS X beta came out, many designers complained about the candy colored buttons. Apple responded by creating the "Graphite" preference, which turns the colors of the window buttons and scroll bars to a tasteful graphite gray-blue color. Hopefully they will see the complaints about brushed metal and give us some option to turn it off in the Finder.