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#16 TheCardinal

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:17

really hate all this "white" stuff! hope this will be change soon

but i like your concept, wheres the show desktop button?


#17 simrat

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:22

It looks beautiful, has a finishing and polished feeling. Much better than what i have seen in RTM screenshots. (Y)

#18 +sanke1

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:33

@ OP

Can you make a quick mockups where whites are replaced by very light greys please? Let's see how that looks!!

#19 nyolc8

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:44

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.

Sorry to tell you, but this is how it will looks like: PIC. So it will be white (by default).

#20 amnesiality

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:49

Sorry to tell you, but this is how it will looks like: PIC. So it will be white (by default).


The OP's concept looks so much better. MS should just fire all UI designers.

#21 Osiris

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:05

I like the flatness of it, but ah im not sold on my explorer looking like my office ui. Probaly where its heading but just not a fan myself.

#22 articuno1au

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:09

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

That's because Microsoft has been using Office to test run the designs. They get the usage metrics from Office users and then move it to Windows >.<

#23 jakem1

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:15

This mockup looks great, especially the time/date on the Taskbar.

really hate all this "white" stuff! hope this will be change soon

but i like your concept, wheres the show desktop button?


All this "white" stuff is nothing new. Open Explorer in Windows 7 and it's virtually the same - 99% white with very little colour beyond the content.

#24 McKay

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:17

I love it!

#25 LightShadow

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:28

I do hope shortly after RTM, theme patching begins. I can't wait to see some of the themes made, and if they look like this, I'll be happy.

#26 +Anarkii

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 13:05

Mate that looks SO much better than Metro and what Windows is doing at the moment! Id actually use that if it was themed into Windows 8.

#27 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 13:22

Wow, nice job. They look really good. I hope future versions of Windows resembles something like this. :)

#28 Sheza

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 14:52

I made an account here just so I could comment on how much I love this UI design. This is absolutely 100% how it should be. I started using the Office 2013 preview yesterday and I like it so far, and the use of "watermarks" as subtle patterns to personalise and break up the white-ness are fantastic.

There's no doubt I would pay for this theme if it were to somehow be made for Windows 8. You've nailed it, IMO.

#29 +Anarkii

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 14:54

I made an account here just so I could comment on how much I love this UI design. This is absolutely 100% how it should be. I started using the Office 2013 preview yesterday and I like it so far, and the use of "watermarks" as subtle patterns to personalise and break up the white-ness are fantastic.

There's no doubt I would pay for this theme if it were to somehow be made for Windows 8. You've nailed it, IMO.


I have to agree. This looks fantastic :)

#30 Gaffney

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 14:57

Nice but needs to support customisation more, currently doesn't look like you can tweak the colours that much.



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