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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RE[3]: Explorer UI
by phoenix on Mon 4th Apr 2011 16:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Explorer UI"
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My problem with the ribbon UI is that it combines icons of different sizes, text of different sizes, and arranges things in what appears to be a haphazard manner with very little "align-to-grid" anywhere. It really does look like someone filled a shotgun round with screen widgets and fired it at the top of the screen.

The beauty of a menu bar is that all the text is the same size, all the menus are spaced evenly, and the menus react the same.

The beauty of a toolbar is that the icons are all the same shape/size, and they all react the same. Granted, some toolbars add drop-down textboxes and similar, but things are the same size and aligned nicely to a grid.

The concept of a ribbon is good. But the MS implementations of the ribbon just aren't.

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