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Windows 7: My Windows 8 Concept

21 Sep 2009   #1

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My Windows 8 Concept

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96
Not much to say here. I posted a comment on "If only Windows 8 could look like this..." saying that the concept shown sucks so I made my own. If you want the .psd , please send me a PM.
I used the "Century Gothic" font for everything and I added some visuals. Surely Microsoft would never make their OS look like that, but it's OK to have dreams, isn't it?
So here it is:
My Windows 8 Concept-windows-eight.jpg
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22 Sep 2009   #2

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its not bad. just not concepted very well, if you think about it.... most of the stuff there is very dark, and unprofesional, i mean, personally, id love that type of envoirnment to work in. but you still have to remember, that children and adults will have to use this for work... this is a great for artists and designers.. it all just seems to big, and lost focus of the average american family computer.
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23 Sep 2009   #3

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I see what's your point. Do pay more attention, though:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96
Surely Microsoft would never make their OS look like that, but it's OK to have dreams, isn't it?
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23 Sep 2009   #4

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I think more of the text needs to be some sort of gray, right now there is too much text that is white, thus not enough contrast. I would also experiment with different kinds of usage on the font, like bold, italics, uppercase, or small caps for certain things. I think most typography folks would rather see Futura or Avant Garde used instead of Century Gothic, since its pretty much based on those fonts.

I might sprinkle a few grayish icons for a few other things and make the timeclock a graphical one http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/wp-c...me_clock_1.jpg then there wouldnt be as much text on the screen. The menu on the bottom left wouldnt need to be there and could just come up when the user clicks on it, or perhaps the avatar and the avatar would bring up the "start" so that could go away also, making it super clean.

Nice concept
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23 Sep 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0me0ne View Post
I think more of the text needs to be some sort of gray, right now there is too much text that is white, thus not enough contrast. I would also experiment with different kinds of usage on the font, like bold, italics, uppercase, or small caps for certain things. I think most typography folks would rather see Futura or Avant Garde used instead of Century Gothic, since its pretty much based on those fonts.

I might sprinkle a few grayish icons for a few other things and make the timeclock a graphical one http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/wp-c...me_clock_1.jpg then there wouldnt be as much text on the screen. The menu on the bottom left wouldnt need to be there and could just come up when the user clicks on it, or perhaps the avatar and the avatar would bring up the "start" so that could go away also, making it super clean.

Nice concept
Thanks
Some people had thought that Windows Seven will have an animated start menu. That was at the time when windows seven concepts were made and we had no clue of that the OS would really be named "Seven" and not "Vienna". The menu style, though, is incredibly tough to explain. It's just that everything on the screen disappears, we get a fading "Start" text and we could scroll through our items, games, programs and files in a cool stylish environment. To say the least, the start menu will be kind of like a media center, only it will be called "Start Center" or "Start 3D"... Who knows. Maybe someone will create a windows program that can mod your system files to make the start menu look 'n' act EXACTLY like that. What if we get that menu in Windows 8, actually? It would kick butt! And since you complained about the start button location, then maybe that "User Shut Down" panel can go in the bottom of the start menu when it is opened. Did you get all that? Surely you didn't. I'm going to make more concepts like that or at least modify this one, but right now I'm too lazy! I've had a tough day at school and I think I deserve my one hour of "Prince of Persia 4"...
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23 Sep 2009   #6

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If you do another concept, I would put it in Flash, so you can have the user interactivity to show it off properly rather than a screenshot. I'd be a lot more work, though.
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23 Sep 2009   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0me0ne View Post
If you do another concept, I would put it in Flash, so you can have the user interactivity to show it off properly rather than a screenshot. I'd be a lot more work, though.
Yes, I've thought about that and it is possible since I have the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, which includes Flash CS4, but I know nothing about it yet. My zero flash knowledge isn't my biggest concern right now. I have other things one my hands. Maybe next time, eh...
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24 Sep 2009   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
I see what's your point. Do pay more attention, though:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96
Surely Microsoft would never make their OS look like that, but it's OK to have dreams, isn't it?
yeah, i know, i guess i rolled a bit off topic, i do that at times, but i was trying to make the point... thats a great interface for designers, rather then your workers.
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