When I saw the first Windows 8 beta screenshot I was kind of disappointed because the GUI ist not that bad but could be much more better, so why not combine the simple Metro UI with the Windows 7 desktop UI. Phyek's shot ( http://dribbble.com/shots/576250-Windows-UI-Concept ) had a right direction, so I tried to build my own vision of how Windows 8 should be. Full view is attached.
10 months ago
by Danny Knaack
Windows 8 Night Mode Concept. More informations at http://dribbble.com/shots/693868-Windows-8-Day-Mode . Full view is attached.
10 months ago
Really nice overall composition.
I wish Microsoft had done something more in this direction with Windows 8...
Really nice and simple.
I like this "day mode" version more than "night mode"...
Got to love it!
GOOD MORNING :)
You really wanna make me fall in love, don't you?
Great, @Danny! Agree with you.
Windows 8 should be completely skinnable with tools like Stardock's Window Blinds (http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds) after they update it, so you can theoretically make Windows 8 look like whatever you want. For the interative elements, Rain Meter works (they should be releasing a Windows 8 version). As for this design, the gradients and colours are lovely. Something like this could not be a default option, though, because the GUI needs to take into account special needs, multiple languages, etc. and there just isn't enough contrast and spacing to account for this. Developing a truly global and accessible ui is an incredibly difficult undertaking ;)
I like the way this is going, but I think there are a lot of different margins, opacities and font sizes going on. I think it would be even more calm, especially if there a lots of applications running, if you could tighten it a bit more. Good work :)
@Theis Kofoed Hjorth yes of course, there could be much more improvement to this, it was just a quick concept ;)
@Serina Patterson I agree, I always missed the feature to customize my desktop without a third party tool. Agree, too with the GUI/Contrast for an average user.
I love this man!
I like it @Danny Knaack
can they please hire you already... great work
Sexed up. Two issues:
Wow, I'd love to use OS like this! Microsoft should hire you :)
Really clean. Impressive.
Much prefer this version over dark, very very nice GUI indeed friend :)
This is looking rather nice yo!
Update this ;)
This is some crazy s***! Congrats. :)
Im badly updated on what windows 8 look like. But If I can turn it to look like this I aaaalmost would leave OS X for a while :P
Great work! If only windows 8 actually looked like this, hopefully someday Microsoft will acquire some good taste.
9 months ago
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