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    jamie

    In case you're wondering, I have a WP7 and I think I'd find it distracting if everything were circles. It's hard to detect size differences with circles...I think I would not be able to focus on anything. Squares are better for repeated differences. Even though it's more boring to glance at boxes, since they're all mostly the same shape, the deviation from sameness stands out more. I guess you don't argue it's efficiency, but I'd take efficiency over coolness in this scenario as I use the phone every day between class.

    but isnt it only for the first view?  obviously after that it would go to app

    it's just - to me - all ads etc show square boxes as ui

    ..and that makes logical sense

    but...and i say but ... is there a way to present the "tiles" ... not so boxey?

     

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    xgamer

    alternative to box  ... boxes with rounded corners   Big Smile

    anyway 9ers did miss u  .. http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Jamie-should-be-happy?page=3#c98f79790aab143ab9a839f4f01151f3a

     or should i say your rants  Tongue Out ...

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    MasterPi

    ,jamie wrote

    it's just - to me - all ads etc show square boxes as ui

    If the ads were circular, then they'd get even more attention than they need. Tongue Out

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    Dr Herbie

    Hi Jamie,

    Always nice to see errant 9ers returning. Smiley

    Herbie

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    Maddus Mattus

    Hi Jamie!

    Love to hear your ideas for a better Metro.

    I think of all the mobile styles, I like it the most. Less clutter == good!

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    spivonious

    Welcome back, Jamie. I like your ad idea (although without the steak tree; I think that leaving any Apple reference out of it would work the best).

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    AndyC

    Welcome back Jamie!

    Anyway Metro is a giant sphere, you're just seeing it very close up so it looks flat (see Flat Earth theory for historical context) Wink

    Although I'm amazed you're back posting and haven't yet mentioned the fact that Windows 8 includes not only the "Up" button in Explorer but also an IE fullscreen mode that is truly fullscreen with no visible chrome whatsoever. In fact I was beginning to wonder if you'd got a job inside MSFT and were secretly steering everyone in your direction. Smiley

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    jeffsand

    Hi Jamie!

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    vesuvius

    @jamie:We really missed you, you know?

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    jamie

    the up button is back?  true full screen?

     

    * faints *

     

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    jamie

    what might - per-say - the current build number be - of a "wild" win 8?

    (that runs ok with mertro...)

     

    ps - GOTTA have the steak tree lol   ...mmmmm steeaaakkkk

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    jamie

    *to this day google-ing or ...bing..ing? fullscreen ie brinfs up WAY to many old rants

     

    *i always wanted a kiosk - or - UI like the ipad (WITHOUT itunes) but no staus bar either

    dont know if anyone remembers MeeksEarth (the dolphin UI) but i loved working on weird stuff like that (back in the day)  or the windows 7 that was a window from space shuttle and the UI was a search box

    digressing again...

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    jamie

    hmm a quick look at - a certain site - seems that there is nothing that comes up for windows 8

    it is a popular site... too

    *i iused to have access to msdn betas - i should check

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    Sven Groot

    Windows 8 won't be officially available until Build. Just be patient.

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    jamie

    hi sven Smiley   ..nice avatar (it's an antique!)

    ...me?  patient?    uhhh

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    jamie

    ,Dr Herbie wrote

    Hi Jamie,

    Always nice to see errant 9ers returning. Smiley

    Herbie

     

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