Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot and Rafael Rivera have some good shots of the new theme for classic applications in windows 8. Looking pretty good - too bad Microsoft didn't come up with a new icon set as well. Still, white window borders with a white taskbar and these new widgets and flat appearance... Nice.
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Comment by redshift
by redshift on Fri 15th Jun 2012 02:56 UTC
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Well.... MS could never use gradients and transparency properly, so it did detract from clarity and usability when they implemented it. They tended to go too transparent on transparency, too garish on the gradients, and too pillowy on embosses.

And now they have went right on past sanity and ended up equally as far away in the opposite direction. There were some nicer looking concept mockups floating around a few months ago, that showed how nice a metro desktop could have looked. Too bad they did not copy that.

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