cralias, on 17 February 2012 - 22:30, said:
1. Send it to MS and tell them you've fixed it. Obviously, working many hours without breaking sweat like, no doubt, the design agency that made the official one, would like to claim.
Haha.. good idea
Callum, on 17 February 2012 - 22:31, said:
Why is that your biggest gripe? Many of the tiles on the Start Screen are rectangular, which is why I'm glad Microsoft went for this idea.
Callum ... These arent the rectangles that the tiles are. Neither are they square. They are something in between. When you look at square tiles from such a perspective they look narrow. not wide. And guess what?
I replicated the MS logo and do you know they started with squares? because i made 4 squares. Then i applied perspective effect on them without reducing width and thats the logo i got.
I can understand the reason for this. To make the logo wider and have more flatter looking tiles. But then why the perspective? Sometimes you have to ask yourself. MS tiles are digital squares hanging in space. in a 3d environment and they are flat. They cannot stretch like gum. And this logo makes me feel like the tiles are stretching. not moving or sliding. This projects stretching to me and not motion. IMO.
oh.. and this logo took me 1minute to make. I dont know if MS got it made for free or what.
my other gripe is that the type could use some work. Like the Wi.. the dot of i looks kinda weird. It always did with this font. Maybe reducing the W width or something. Im not a typography expert but thats something the text gives off and i can be certain of that. And i know its always been that way. I just think if they are getting a new one made. Why not work with a different type?