its brilliant!. everything just works! try it for urself... dont listen to those ppl they dont give it a real try and just say bad things the old windows is always there in the back. and the new additions is for easy tasks and will work wonders on a tablet PC. also the old windows is also faster and uses less resources than win7
I had not seen your concepts yet, being too busy trying everything with Windows dev prev
It also gives me thousands of ideas, so I may also post some concepts on dA ^^ I'm already working on the Windows Explorer, but I wish to make a different versions of the metro start page ^^
I really like your idea, and actually I think the released version truly lacks options and indicators. We can't easily end the process of a launched app, or close it directly, and yes we don't know what apps are launched (unless you go in the task manager). This indicators would be great, and I think when you right-click on the icon, to show the options on bottom, there should be the option to end its process, or to close it.
I like your light version, it blends well with the metro ui, it's there but doesn't pop-up, and that's great
it looks nice but it looks kind of glassy!.. and thats what MS is running away from. But great idea. Im gonna try to do something about it. A solid Stroke would look alot better i think .. with the rest of the UI
Yeah so you should only see the normal stroke or just the square. Basically the black low opacity stroke just helps distinguish the stroke from the background. But one of the problems is that if you have a light stroke on the square then the low opacity stroke will make it look blurry on a white background. So to me it might be best to have the squares darken or lighten when active. You could also try making the icon be a 50% opacity then have it turn white when active.