Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:46 UTC
Apple "If you're eagerly awaiting Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro interface, due in late October, then you might be interested in obtaining it a little earlier for an iPhone or iPod Touch. Metroon, a Dreamboard theme for jailbroken iOS devices, does just that - providing a near-perfect replica of Microsoft's Metro interface." Up until 4-5 years ago, one of the most popular skinning activities was to make Windows look like Mac OS X. These days, people are putting loads of effort into bringing Metro to iOS (or Android). Subtle, but telling, shift. A few weeks ago, I upgraded my dad's iMac to Lion. His first response when opening the Address Book: "god that's tacky. Yuck!" The sooner this anachronistic skeuomorphism dies, the better.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 11th Jul 2012 14:40 UTC
Radio
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2009-06-20

These days, people are putting loads of effort into bringing Metro to iOS (or Android). Subtle, but telling, shift
Well, there is also an effort/gain advantage. Metro is an easy skin to replicate: flat squares, primary colors, single typography. It is far more complicated to replicate a skin with tons of textures or fancy shapes.

Having more variety in design would be a nice evolution. Being a great fan of early XXth century styles, I often wonder what would an "Art Nouveau" UI look like... Hardly practical, I know, but it is a nice conceptual challenge to try to figure it out.
And very foreign to the mainstream style of today's world.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by quackalist on Wed 11th Jul 2012 19:05 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
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2007-08-27

Hate Metro on the desktop and have my doubts it'll be up to much even on a tablet/phone. Not that I thought overmuch of the iPad interface, whatever it's called; but, then, I've only played around with the new one for a few minutes ...my take, great screen but could do with a decent interface/OS.

Would metro be any better or worse? What is the best interface for a tablet/phone anyway? Serious question...I'd really like to know as I don't actually own a tablet or, even, smartphone.

Edited 2012-07-11 19:07 UTC

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