Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by gmlongo"
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I think there are many arguments to be made about the suitability of Metro, but it is certainly also a failure of OSnews that it doesn't make good use of screen estate in maximized browsers.


The reason I'm interested in this is because I designed the next version of OSNews (don't have public previews yet, so don't ask) and have, indeed, played with the idea of what to do with the stuff on the sides. And, other than increasing font size (not an option), or adding in useless stuff (stock photo bullshit or enlarged quotes or whatever) do nothing to improve the reading experience.

This reading experience is the focus for me, and anything that doesn't improve this reading experience won't be implemented in OSNews Nina (codename of the next version). For 95% of sites out there - especially relatively light, text-focussed sites like OSNews - it's virtually impossible to make use of this horizontal space without adding fluff.

So yes, I experimented with it, but came to the conclusion that anything I could do to make use of all this horizontal space would only serve to harm the reading experience, instead of improving it. And, well, adding stuff without any reason?

Nope.

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