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#1 honolulu110

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 22:21

This week, I did some scribbles for a Windows 8 File Explorer that is more Metro like the current one.
What do you think about it?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 22:26

Clean nice and good! Why couldn't Microsoft have done something similar with Explorer for Windows 8?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 22:29

I was hoping to see a Metro File explorer, like a full screen Metro App.
Looks cool though

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 22:33

That looks beautiful! which someone would create a theme inspired on that.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 22:54

Purple drank i like it. ^_^

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 23:00

Looks very nice & you clearly put a lot of effort in but it's not as Metro as this...

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 17:22

Really don't like it. The default Windows 8 theme is much better.

#8 OP honolulu110

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 17:48

Thanks for comments. It is my first try of GUI for an OS.
For testing I did another screen with File Explorer Libraries:

windows-8-file-explorer-concept-2.png

Probably it is still too heavy weighted with the purple :-)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 18:08

Would be cool if it matched your start screen color

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 20:28

All the concepts floating around are much better than what Win 8 actually has. The UI elements on the desktop look terrible. They basically just added a ribbon, fat borders, removed Aero Glass and called it a day.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 20:38

I like it and I think you should make a pack or something and release those icons :p

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 23:55

All the concepts floating around are much better than what Win 8 actually has. The UI elements on the desktop look terrible. They basically just added a ribbon, fat borders, removed Aero Glass and called it a day.


Even ignoring your mischaracterisation of the new Windows 8 theme, I don't see how this theme looks any better. The purple and black colour scheme is very harsh, the icons uninspired and it lacks any colour or boundaries to make it interesting.

You're honestly saying that the theme here looks better than this?

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PS - I mean no offence or disrespect to the OP and recognise that they've put a lot of work into their concept. I just don't like it.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 00:04

^^ thats alot of storage you got there
*on topic* ehhhh It's okay I like what you did at the top of the file browser but otherwise im fine with what is currently offered

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 00:06

It's official, Neowin designers doesn't receive a coin, yet they outlast by far the designers of MS that literally, did a POS of Win8.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 00:07

^^ thats alot of storage you got there


Hehe. Most of my drives are configured to Storage Spaces, which halves the amount of available storage. I have over 13.5TB in total.



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