SuperDre SuperDre

Niner since 2011


  • The Microsoft design language

    , BlackTiger wrote

    The only thing they forgot to think about is multimonitor configurations where mouse doesn't stop.

    Don't like "metro" on desktop. Have Win8 but using it only in "desktop" mode, not "metro".

    Still prefer to see icons, desktop wallpapers and multiple WINDOWS in same time.

    Sorry, MS, but your "metro" sucks on desktops. Too simplistic for professional users.

    I agree completely, "metro" is kinda great for mobile devices, but awfull for bigscreen devices..

    Also there is esthetics which shows it's nice face, MS talks about content over chrome, and have a very dull visual look (you say actually that you should use 1 color background and 1 color foreground (icon/text)), but we all know the big concrete flats which is fact content over chrome (people can live in it (content) and all concrete (no chrome), but we also know that people don't like to live in those buildings and rather live in more fancy (chrome) looking houses.

    To me as a user the change that was given to something like skydrive made everything look more ugly, bigger (I see less information as before) and isn't more intuitive than the previous version, and let's not get started on the 'contacts' list of, i can even find less information as before.. So how's that with your so called content over chrome religion..

    Also with everything really looking the same, I personally don't see the difference anymore between a lot of apps and even confuses me more as before.. All demo's I see are from small apps which only show a little bit of information, but never really fully fledged applications which have both a lot of content to consume and enter/process..

    Also the filosofie is, use every pixel for content, but with "metro" it seems that it's using every pixel for spacing not content, too much 'white'space which could have filled with important content, but due to 'having to follow the MS rules' your stuck with large fonts to show the info.. Instead of having to scroll vertical, we now have to scroll horizontally..

    To me all this "metro" style is all BS as everything is already possible with current windows/macosx/android etc. and never has been any different. And as said, "metro" has it's base as "touch" which ofcourse is not something we are sitting in our offices behind big screens and not use touch devices (which will become another RSI-nightmare), typing on real keyboards is still much better as typing on a touchscreen..

  • Prepare your apps for Windows 8 and beyond

    @John Constatine: You will have the option to go back to teh desktop UI, and I agree that the Metro UI isn't that great for desktop, BUT! GridOS/iOS/Android also aren't great for desktop..

    Touchbased interfaces are great for casual things and only when you have to type a bit, but it will never be a replacement for day to day work where you need a lot of info/options on your screen like working in Word or as you say using an IDE.. But I do think in the not so far future you will have a keyboard mouse AND touchscreen (which is also you monitor) at your desk..

    I certainly don't think Metro is/will be a fail, as personally I'm not really fond of the 'touch'interfaces other OSses have.. I hear a lot of people being very positive about Metro, and not so positive about say Android or iOS..