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 lucas_maximus on Mon 4th Jun 2012 10:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by gmlongo"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I didn't say it was the be all an end all solution, did I?

I am just saying that it is a technique to scale websites to devices capabilities.

As for extra content, Google for example put in the JavaScript Preview in the "right hand whitespace". The page still works at half width.

Edited 2012-06-04 11:00 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 11:03 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

As for extra content, Google for example put in the JavaScript Preview in the "right hand whitespace". The page still works at half width.


Which is just useless, performance-degrading fluff, further strengthening my point that adding extra content just because Microsoft's designers believe everybody must focus on a single task AND NOTHING ELSE is not a good way to go.

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RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo
by lucas_maximus on Mon 4th Jun 2012 12:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I would hardly call it fluff, but then again you tend to make blanket statement about subjects like there is a "right and a wrong" ... it is a visual aid, nothing more or less, you either think it has value or it doesn't, I happen to think that it does.

Performance degrading ... utter nonsense. You really don't know how these websites are built do you?

You do realise that must of this stuff is done Asynchronously so it doesn't block the browser?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95256794


"People can't multitask very well, and when people say they can, they're deluding themselves," said neuroscientist Earl Miller. And, he said, "The brain is very good at deluding itself."

Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT, says that for the most part, we simply can't focus on more than one thing at a time.


And when it comes to multi-tasking, I will take the word of a MIT professor over your opinion anyday.

Edited 2012-06-04 12:14 UTC

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