Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 20:10 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Graphics, User Interfaces "Though 'flat design' is a popular meme right now, there is something much, much deeper going on here at Microsoft. With my own lifelong passion for design I immersed myself in the community and got a front-row seat on a journey that has its roots as far back as the late '90s with Encarta's bold use of typography and clean interface. But it truly sprang to life in late 2010 with the launch of Windows Phone and in the last few weeks has advanced even further with Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. I started from the very place I bet you are right now - disbelief that Microsoft is leading the way on design." They really are. If Apple really goes all minimalist and digital (I dislike the term 'flat') with iOS, Microsoft will have taken over the baton. Crazy world indeed.
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We just have to wait a few years...
by sprag on Mon 10th Jun 2013 14:52 UTC
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and then we'll have the 3d look again when people start to realize that with flat design it's hard to tell what things are active and what things are just decoration!

Interestingly, this screenshot of Windows 1.0 looks disturbingly similar to the crap they're trying to push now...

Dock on the bottom, no overlapping windows, flat look...

So now that we're back to windows 1.0 we just have to wait for the cycle to continue until XP shows up again. ;)

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