1. alb3530's Avatar
    Windows XP icons

    When Windows Vista came out, one of its main differences from Windows XP was its modern user interface.
    Those someway cartoon-like icons, with strong strokes found in Windows XP were being replaced by the shiny and realistic icons in Vista.
    Vista icons had shadows, lots of transparent glass materials, and everything else to mimic real-world objects in a visually appealing way.

    Windows Vista icons

    The default desktop background also brought an image that resembled beans of light.

    Windows Vista default background

    Some years after that, Windows 8 came, and the realistic icons still present in Windows 7 were being changed to flat icons.
    The purpose of its "Metro" interface was a minimalistic design, bringing infographic icons that were there solely to represent what they had to.
    They weren't there to be noted, or to amaze the user with shaders, shadows or a 3d aspect: their main purpose were to instantly guide the user to do its task.They are meant to be just signals, that can be recognized easily by who is looking at them.

    Windows 8 icons

    That trend continues in Windows 10, but at least for me, that Windows 10 Hero Desktop Image doesn't fit in with Windows 10, considering its minimalistic design context.

    I'm not saying the image isn't beautiful, or that Windows 10 will be "another Vista".

    The whole point is, the image causes you think you'll be seeing glossy / transparent / realistic elements throughout the interface, when that's not the case.

    I tried, but I simply couldn't use that image for more than one minute.

    And you, what do you think about that image?


    Share your opinions!
    07-02-2015 11:47 PM
  2. RicoFrost's Avatar
    I like it.
    07-03-2015 02:48 AM
  3. speccy's Avatar
    It's just an image, and a nice one at that, looks like your logon icon etc. will be sucked into it the moment you put your password in.
    07-03-2015 03:24 AM
  4. VARUNGUPTA16061992's Avatar
    I liked Vista.. Light rays concept was awesome..
    Windows 10 hero logo reminds bit.. Although vista had its own uniqueness...
    07-03-2015 03:29 AM
  5. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Why get all stressed, just change it.
    Gary Oppenhuis likes this.
    07-03-2015 07:53 AM

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