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#1 myownfriend

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:47

This is my concept for Windows 8's desktop. I wanted to only use concepts that's Microsoft has established.

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The rest are on my DeviantArt.
http://myownfriend.d...allery/38115780

Here it is with a more conventional wallpaper.

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#2 Javik

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:49

Good god no, not more overuse of white and terrible ribbon patterns. No offence intended but the overuse of white in Office is bad enough, seeing it in Windows would be horrible.

#3 rfirth

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:56

Looks awesome :)

#4 myxomatosis

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:59

I'm not a Metro fan but at least, these screenshots are all Metro. Not the half-metro half-Aero crap Microsoft made with Windows 8's desktop.

#5 Grinch

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:00

I actually like this. Good work. :)

#6 OP myownfriend

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:01

Good god no, not more overuse of white and terrible ribbon patterns. No offence intended but the overuse of white in Office is bad enough, seeing it in Windows would be horrible.


I never really saw anything wrong with white space, it's a common design element. If the interface doesn't need lines to make sense, I see no reason to put them in. Besides, having a different color background for the ribbon may just lead to readability issues.

I did try to combat the whitewash with a watermark though, and in my concept, it's the watermark used in Start Screen. That way, they have a common element to them.

I actually like this. Good work. :)

Looks awesome :)


Thank you! :-)

I'm not a Metro fan but at least, these screenshots are all Metro. Not the half-metro half-Aero crap Microsoft made with Windows 8's desktop.


Well, I can't really make you like Metro, but I'm glad you at least think my concept is consistent. :-)

#7 Eins.MY

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:23

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http://sleepy608.dev...us-VS-315116721

this VS has the best metro look for explorer...try it...I hope the dev will port this VS to Windows 8 soon

#8 Dot Matrix

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:24

Looks good!

#9 +PmRd

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:30

I was expecting some crappy concept but this is quite good! I'm impressed!

#10 OP myownfriend

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:32

I was expecting some crappy concept but this is quite good! I'm impressed!

Looks good!


Thank you very much!

http://sleepy608.dev...us-VS-315116721

this VS has the best metro look for explorer...try it...I hope the dev will port this VS to Windows 8 soon


I don't know. That kind of looks weird to me. It just looks like a white theme and not particularly Metro.

#11 vetFourjays

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:21

Way more Metro than Windows 8. This is what I expected Windows 8 to end up like, not the mix of 4 or 5 UIs that it actually is.

Good work. (Y)

#12 amnesiality

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:53

Great job. I love Win8 because of all new stuff, but metro is ugly and inconsistent. Awesome concept!

#13 TechAddict

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:58

Looks great!

#14 MiniMeSorinel

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:08

I like it, great job! :)

#15 ~Johnny

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:14

It's a shame the Office team and the Windows team work separately, Windows always seems to lag behind the Office team in UI concepts recently