Adobe Flex – Bad Usability

A screenshot I took a long time ago while building a flex project.

While the progress bar was… well, progressing, I remember looking at those red boxes and not knowing what those icons were for. After a few seconds I realized they were actually buttons – buttons to stop the build. Wouldn’t the better option be to just have an octagon shaped red button? Ya know, like a STOP sign? And by button, I mean, a button. With edges that visually separate it with from the background – so you know can tell it’s an interactive element.