Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE[4]: Not a fan
by edwdig on Wed 26th Dec 2012 06:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not a fan"
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Maybe their opinion might be more to do with the monochromatic look, not the actual flatness? Similar to how people mistake contrast for sharpness in photographs, to some extent. It might not be the actual flatness that's bothering them, but the nondescript nature of the layout. Personally don't see it as a bad thing, but I assume some people would like more "pop" in their web pages. Just an assumption, though.

It's a little of both. I'm probably using "depth" a little loosely. Even adding some colored boxes makes things feel like it "pops out" a little, even if there isn't a 3d effect. Also, even the small bevels on the current site design help a ton.

A lot of my feelings here are based on working heavily with Visual Studio 2012. I found that the flat, monochrome UI design made it easy to miss UI elements if you didn't know where to look for them. Working with TFS was a little rough (at least from my SVN background), as the UI elements tended to blend in, making them hard to find if you didn't know where to look for them.

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