Blue Window Controls @2x

10 Responses

  1. Mike Beecham Mike Beecham

    OK, so I went a bit mad with this. I wanted to just create some better window controls, then ended up doing some kind of Chrome browser as a context. Anyway...I'm much happier with these, but wonder what your thoughts are?

    Full Pixel View is attached.

    Thanks for the feedback guys!

    over 1 year ago

  2. Dominik Martin Dominik Martin

    It´s your "Blue day" today, isn´t it?

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Jeremy Jones Jeremy Jones

    I really like those buttons !

    over 1 year ago

  4. Tobia Crivellari  Tobia Crivellari 

    WoW! Really nice! Love it! @Mike Beecham

    over 1 year ago

  5. Dreamix Studio Dreamix Studio

    Love the Tabs in this Mike!

    over 1 year ago

  6. William Szilveszter William Szilveszter

    I really like the design, but conceptually, I just can't get onboard with treating the toolbar like it's a viewpoint (showing the two tabs). Chrome (and for a brief stint Safari) meet the tabs to the bottom of the toolbar and in doing so, give it the impression that they are stacked. How you have them turns the toolbar into a viewpoint (that features the tabs) rather than integral UI element to the rest of the window. It seems like being different for difference sake.

    But that just may be me :)

    over 1 year ago

  7. Mike Beecham Mike Beecham

    Hi @William Szilveszter I understand what you're saying mate and, to a degree, agree with you. I think, rather than making this a finished UI concept, I just wanted to add some context to the Window Controls, which were the main focus.

    However, I definately take your thoughts on board. Not sure I'll ever do a Chrome Theme, but if I do I'll probably constrain myself to how Chrome does it, rather than try to re-invent it.

    Cheers mate.

    over 1 year ago

  8. William Szilveszter William Szilveszter

    No worries dude. I really don't like how Chrome does their tabs. They are not intuitive at all. I get how they are trying to conceptualize the tabs in their browser, but I don't agree with it. The toolbar (or window chrome) is the highest order of that particular space. Tabbing the window (and not the actual content) seems to go against our heuristics (as adolescent as they are in regards to computers) and I'd argue, against the metaphor of a "window" itself. I'm glad Apple reversed course with Safari. It shows great wisdom :)

    over 1 year ago

  9. Mike Beecham Mike Beecham

    @Dominik Martin yeah...I do like me a bit of blue!

    over 1 year ago

  10. Borodox Borodox

    Liked. But... Hmmm... No. Liked! :)

    over 1 year ago

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