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The artist formerly known as "Metro"

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    Ian2

    According to The Verge 'Modern UI Style'  might well be the replacement name for "Metro UI Style"

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/10/3232921/microsoft-modern-ui-style-metro-style-replacement

    Personally I think 'Modern' is too generic a replacement for Metro, 

    I think I could live with something like 'Fresh' as a replacement, also generic but less used in a technological context and could take on a relevant new meaning.

    Bit late I know, but anyone have any other suggestions?

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    Michael Butler

    I prefer Fast and Fluid. Or FAF as it will become to be known by Enterprise developers. Smiley

     

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    spivonious

    @Michael Butler: Ooh, I like it!

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    evildictait​or

    , Ian2 wrote

    Personally I think 'Modern' is too generic a replacement for Metro, 

    Modern was the codename for Metro before the UI team coined 'Metro', which is why this is being bandied around.

    The official term is "Windows8 style".

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    Harlequin

    I don't think there was anything wrong with Metro. Remember that Apple announced the iPhone before they owned the name iPhone, it was after that they bought the rights to it. I don't see why the same couldn't have happened with "Metro". Apple made an agreement with Cisco for the name iPhone, you don't think Microsoft couldn't make a deal with a grocery store?

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    MasterPi

    , Harlequin wrote

    Apple made an agreement with Cisco for the name iPhone, you don't think Microsoft couldn't make a deal with a grocery store?

    But they're giving names to the actual implementations of the Metro design language. It doesn't make sense for the product and the design language to share the same name.

     

    I would have preferred they don't even mention "UI" in the name. Immersive apps would have sounded nicer.

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    Ian2

    , Harlequin wrote

    I don't think there was anything wrong with Metro. Remember that Apple announced the iPhone before they owned the name iPhone, it was after that they bought the rights to it. I don't see why the same couldn't have happened with "Metro". Apple made an agreement with Cisco for the name iPhone, you don't think Microsoft couldn't make a deal with a grocery store?

     

    I suspect that the grocery store is still smarting over the use of  "Apple", "Orange", "Blackberry" etc..

     

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    Harlequin

    "Windows 8 Style" makes even less sense, because this will be implemented in many places, Windows 8 apps, Windows Phone apps, Microsoft branded websites, Microsoft internal SharePoint sites, banners, etc.

    Just sounds like a brain-fart to me =)

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    Ian2

    What about "iMetro" ?  Surely no controversy there?

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    mstefanik

    With the emphasis on flat, monochromatic controls I would suggest the name "Schlafen". Apparently it's true that user interfaces are like fashion clothing: what is old becomes new again. I guess we should expect MS-DOS style text-based UIs for Windows 9 to complete the regression.

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    Ian2

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    Steve Ballmer to partners: "Don't worry, we are really only about the software"

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    TexasToast

    @mstefanik: I agree with the old becomes new.   No more nice fancy windows layered on top of each other with fancy 3D borders and gradients etc that fade in and out.   Just plop a colored square on the screen and call it a day.  Flat 2D boredom is now hip.

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    DCMonkey

    Retro

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    Ian2

    , DCMonkey wrote

    Retro

     

    LOL +1

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    contextfree`

    Recommend all you folks watch the movie "Helvetica" for a nice introduction to Modern design. Smiley

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    Ian2

    , contextfree` wrote

    Recommend all you folks watch the movie "Helvetica" for a nice introduction to Modern design. Smiley

    They named a movie 'Helvetica'?  How the hec did they get away with that one?

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    elmer

    How about 'PonyTail' style... something invented by a designer type.

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    magicalclick

    I am not sure who owns the name.

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    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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