Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2011 22:20 UTC
Windows This is mandatory listening and watching material for understanding the design methodology and ideas behind the Metro interface in Windows 8 (and thus, Windows Phone 7). All this sounds great in theory, and Jensen Harris, one of the minds behind Metro, is clearly passionate about it - and I love people who are passionate about their work. It's just that to me, the Metro UI doesn't seem to work very well for actual work. I want window management! I'm taking all this into account for an article on Metro in the Developer Preview. Stay tuned.
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RE: The RSS reader
by tomcat on Thu 15th Sep 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "The RSS reader"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

IMHO, the traditional one shows far more useful information on the screen at once, and is the one I'd use. The Metro one is just eye candy.


No, I completely disagree. The legacy UI uses all sorts of tiny controls that simply aren't touch-friendly at all. You may be able to see more on the screen, but you can't touch and manipulate it with your fingers; which is the whole point of the Metro UI.

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RE[2]: The RSS reader
by Delgarde on Thu 15th Sep 2011 01:41 in reply to "RE: The RSS reader"
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2008-08-19

No, I completely disagree. The legacy UI uses all sorts of tiny controls that simply aren't touch-friendly at all. You may be able to see more on the screen, but you can't touch and manipulate it with your fingers; which is the whole point of the Metro UI.


But the reverse is also true. The purpose of a device is to let you access information - what's the point in being able to touch and manipulate stuff on the screen if the information you want isn't there?

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RE[3]: The RSS reader
by WorknMan on Thu 15th Sep 2011 02:09 in reply to "RE[2]: The RSS reader"
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2005-11-13

But the reverse is also true. The purpose of a device is to let you access information - what's the point in being able to touch and manipulate stuff on the screen if the information you want isn't there?


Plus, if you look at the screenshots of Reader HD on Android:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ageofmobile.reader

It still displays a lot more information than the Metro one, AND it's touch friendly. I know this, because I run it on my Asus Transformer ;)

Point being - that Metro one he shows off is just ass; it's for looks only.

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RE[3]: The RSS reader
by tomcat on Thu 15th Sep 2011 19:58 in reply to "RE[2]: The RSS reader"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

But the reverse is also true. The purpose of a device is to let you access information - what's the point in being able to touch and manipulate stuff on the screen if the information you want isn't there?


How you access the information -- touch -- trumps everything else.

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