Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Windows logo, and unlike the several previous Windows logos it's no longer a flag, but actually a window. Which is weird, since Metro doesn't have windows. Love this bit: "It does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.)." A well-deserved jab at Apple's inexplicable obsession with skeuomorphic My First Operating System-esque interfaces.
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Comment by stestagg
by stestagg on Sat 18th Feb 2012 00:06 UTC
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More interesting, for me, is the blue text.

From a purely technical perspective, black text is always better from a usability perspective, especially with the recent corporate moves towards proper accessibility in their UI design.

Blue text here is a clear statement that the focus with Windows has shifted towards satisfying more modern, consumer trends.

Obviously that vibe is coming across in other ways (the metro launcher ;) ). But I really think that the text change is a sign that the Windows message has fundamentally changed.

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RE: Comment by stestagg
by orestes on Sat 18th Feb 2012 00:43 in reply to "Comment by stestagg"
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3. Our final goal was for the new logo to be humble, yet confident. Welcoming you in with a slight tilt in perspective and when you change your color, the logo changes to reflect you. It is a “Personal” Computer after all.

Leads me to believe the color will be tied to the theme of the OS in some way.

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