Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE[4]: Comment by porcel
by Lurking_Grue on Wed 17th Apr 2013 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by porcel"
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2013-03-15

I do so hate the "You are doing it wrong" comments. I know how to use it and can mod it. I can find a way to work around all the irritations.

But overall I don't like it at all. Metro is a horrible mess. It's like Microsoft threw out everything about interface design and just gave developers a full screen to put whatever they wanted in it with no guidance.

There is no standard way to letting the user know what is even clickable.

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