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Start Screen Minor Changes by zainadeel Start Screen Minor Changes by zainadeel
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I have redone the tile graphics. Tweaked the colors a bit.
Redone most of the icons or their sizes.

I think MS really rushed here. Most icons look like they were made in a hurry.

They are not even placed exactly in one place for each app.

This is to show how the Start Screen can look a little cleaner and uniform.

(Notice the reduced gradient)
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Project-Tsm Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i agree with you on the icons
but i think the colors and the gradient MS went with are better suited
for example the orange you chose pops out a little too much i think
their choice of orange stays a bit more in the background this gives the start screen a more consistent feel in my opinion

i think the white highlight border from MS is also better because it makes it easier to distinguish between like tiles
although i admit that that's just me being pedantic and probably also personal preference
but i just wanted to give you my honest opinion

anyway i hope you keep up the good work i really like your ideas especially the metro desktop app
it looks really mature and thought through well
zainadeel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
always appreciate honest opinions :)
I have been thinking of something to top this altogether. Its really hard work to come up with something that has the eyecandy of iOS and the function of Windows 8.
Project-Tsm Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah I get you. Keep working on it. You are already doing a good job.
Looking forward to see what you come up with.
xDivineInsanityx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Writer
the search area needs to say "Google", instead of "Bing". Then these changes are perfect :D
mattimeow Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
S-Penguin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I'm not a user of Windows 8, but from what I'm seeing you were able to blend the UI elements much better than Microsoft. Things that irk me (off-center icons) were fixed, and the icons seem as if they are made to be together, instead of looking somewhat similar.

The only change that seems a bit off to me is the calendar. From what I remember, the live tiles were supposed to be able to give the user information at a glance, without opening it's own program. You succeeded in doing this with the weather tile, it still shows information at a glance, and fits the general UI theme much better than the original, but your calendar, even though it visually looks better, doesn't show the same amount of information the microsoft version does at a glance.

Overall, if I were a Windows 8 user, I would VERY much prefer your version than microsoft's version. I never comment much on Deviantart, but I love seeing your takes on the microsoft UI! I'm still using Shine 2.0 for Windows 7 :P
zainadeel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u for the long detailed comment :)

Well I am also redesigning the Music App.. right now it takes too many clicks to find or play a song.
S-Penguin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I'm excited to see what you can do with the music app, with so much information given by the app itself, I know it'll be hard to be able to convey it in a clean and attractive manner!
Taichou-Henk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Great job, how do you mod these?
zainadeel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no idea.. these are native icons.. this is just a mockup. I have no idea how to change app icons. If you find out let me know :)
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