1 hour ago, wkempf wrote
@sysrpl:Really? Again? "Oh my F'n Gosh Darn, they moved my Cheese!!!!!"
At least there was an attempt at making a salient argument about the color changes when folks claimed (without evidence) that the lack of visual cue from the colors would make them less efficient.
And where is the evidence that removing the colors makes it more efficient? Change does come at an expense (both in re-learning the app and the cost of making the change in the first place) and it doesn't need to be for something so absurdly arbitrary like icon colors or menu casing.
Here's my favorite part of the blog:
We've chosen to use uppercase styling in the top menu for two main reasons: 1) to keep Visual Studio consistent with the direction of other Microsoft user experiences, and 2) to provide added structure to the top menu bar area.
On the first point, the use of uppercase text is becoming a strong signature element of styling for navigation and headings in Microsoft user interfaces. You can see it in the Azure Portal, in Zune, and in the latest Bing search results update.
Consistent with what??? The Zune app is dead and the remaining apps they sited are not desktop apps. If upper-cased menus are the "new cheese" then they better ship W8 with notepad with upper-cased menus too.
Thank god they are going to make this optional which makes all of this moot.