Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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Ribbon CAN be done right!!
by Spiron on Mon 4th Apr 2011 22:02 UTC
Spiron
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2011-03-08

This way of implementing the ribbon DOESN'T look like it will work BUT there are ways that microsoft CAN make the ribbon work well in an explorer shell. There is a picture on windows8update.com that show how you can do it and i personally think that this would work better than metro tiles all over my desktop.

http://windows8.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/windows...

Edited 2011-04-04 22:03 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think my eyes just broke.

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Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

You really hate the ribbon dont you. Not that thats a bad thing, everyones entitled to their own opinion, especially in UI design.

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RE: Ribbon CAN be done right!!
by Neolander on Tue 5th Apr 2011 09:51 in reply to "Ribbon CAN be done right!!"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Good mockup. Looking at the user's photo being put next to the trash, I thought for a second that this could indeed be coming from Microsoft.

More seriously... This is just way too crowded for a file explorer.

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Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

I didn't say it didn't need work, even that mock up has its faults like the over crowdedness issue you pointed out. But it does look better than the microsoft one (nav buttons BELOW the ribbon, seriously) and out of all the proposals that i've seen for the ext gen of Explorer its the best.

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