Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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Explorer UI
by ephracis on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:51 UTC
ephracis
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2007-09-23

The new Explorer UI is very interesting.

In my application (a music player, see http://stoffiplayer.com) I have used Explorer as a measurement for the most native application on Windows. That's why I have tried to mimic its interface as much as possible. It is clean and simple.

The funny thing is that I did actually experiment with a ribbon interface at first. But for a music application with the aim of being simple and feature a very clean interface it just didn't fit.

Do I need to say that I will *not* continue to use Explorer as an inspiration if they go down this road. ;)

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