Steam vs Origin UI responsiveness test. I noticed Steam was slightly jerky to use, and I compared it to a similar program. Both are digital distribution services for PC games, but one is coded more natively to Windows (Origin) and the other more open source WebKit (Steam).
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Delays in the user interaction negatively affects the user experience. I hope Valve manages to improve the UI response, as I rather prefer Steam over Origin :p and also prefer open source. This is easier to notice in real life than on a 30fps video, and even easier on a 120Hz monitor.
Maybe they can use Direct2D, Firefox, IE9 and Opera Next does, and they have awesome smoothness in web content. Try Firefox 12 or IE9 on some HTML5 tests: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/
- Windows 7 64bit SP1
- 120Hz LCD monitor
- GeForce GTX 580
- Core i7 3930K 4.7GHz
- 15GB ram
(i know big specs but i just upgraded my six years old PC)