Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo
by MacTO on Mon 4th Jun 2012 01:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by gmlongo"
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of course, you can have multiple columns or blocks taking up the full 1920x1080 (or higher), dynamically moved and positioned using responsive layouts, but that brings its own set of challenges.

Even multiple columns isn't a good solution. It works in print because it is paginated and you can easily view the whole column. (Even newspapers tend to limit the length of columns.) Multiple columns on a web page would force the reader to scroll down then up then down again.

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RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo
by zima on Mon 4th Jun 2012 02:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo"
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Unless we'd replace scrolling with flipping...

We already have "readability" functions or extensions in browsers; and one of the ideas behind HTML was that the client has some control over presentation - it might as well make columns.

That could even fit new UI models (tablets, and so on ...including Metro)

Edited 2012-06-04 02:41 UTC

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