1. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    Here is a simple start screen background with transparent tiles I quickly made in photoshop.
    Each tile has soft shadow to create a distinction from the background (in case of same color)

    (Don't mind Bob Marley's dreads, they are a victim of background eraser)



    I think this is a way better way to showcase the tiles, as each tile (and the background image) is perfectly visible.
    Also a tile transparency slider (ex. 60% - 100% opacity) would be a great addition!

    Anyway waiting for the official words of MS on Windows 10 for phones!
    princeegli and Jorge Holguin like this.
    01-17-2015 05:12 AM
  2. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    01-17-2015 05:31 AM
  3. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I actually like this one a bit, needs to drop the shadow though.
    01-17-2015 06:36 AM
  4. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    I am sorry but metro is about FLAT style. this is like Windows 98 style.
    We move forward not backward.
    Sorry if i was rude.
    RJ Priest and gpobernardo like this.
    01-17-2015 06:41 AM
  5. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Looks awful. And what would happen to the background photo as you scrolled, would it remain static, or follow you down so that those with several pages of tiles don't run out of background? Neither option is as good as what we have now.
    01-17-2015 06:44 AM
  6. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Almost the same like this one ;-)

    01-17-2015 06:53 AM
  7. Makm's Avatar
    Not that bad. I don't mind the current style though. But it would be nice if we had this as an additional option.
    01-17-2015 06:54 AM
  8. alex athanasopoulos's Avatar
    I think that's better than some other concepts that change the icons style. But what really bothers me is the background image, its not good, too much noise. A more abstract/ simple photo would be better.

    Also remember how some people hated the background photo for the tiles. I believe we will love it or hate depending on the used photo.
    01-17-2015 07:08 AM
  9. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    Guys I'm not working at Microsoft chill out! :P
    This is only an example to show how easy is to transform the tiles with a simple background and transparency!
    aximtreo and gpobernardo like this.
    01-17-2015 07:12 AM
  10. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    I think that's better than some other concepts that change the icons style. But what really bothers me is the background image, its not good, too much noise. A more abstract/ simple photo would be better.

    Also remember how some people hated the background photo for the tiles. I believe we will love it or hate depending on the used photo.
    Exactly my thought!
    Tiles color was petrol, so this was the only matching image I had :P
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    01-17-2015 07:16 AM
  11. a5cent's Avatar
    I also think the shadows need to go. You have a good reason for putting them in, but I think you need to look for a better solution.

    Otherwise, it's not that different from the mockups made by windowsphoneitaly who claim to have seen the actual W10M start screen.

    I am sorry but metro is about FLAT style.
    While true, being flat is one of the least important aspects of metro. It's just the first thing that stands out. Far more important are concepts like "content before chrome", "heavily reliant on typography rather than buttons", "use of navigational concepts made popular by the web", and "consistency across OS and apps" etc. Those things represent the true essence of metro. The rest, particularly the flat part, is "just" the superficial window dressing.
    01-17-2015 07:31 AM
  12. milkyway's Avatar
    W10 tiles will probably look like this:
    wp10.jpg

    Source: Windows Mobile 10 leak: Translucent tiles & new settings
    01-17-2015 08:19 AM
  13. alex athanasopoulos's Avatar
    W10 tiles will probably look like this:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Source: Windows Mobile 10 leak: Translucent tiles & new settings
    Confirmed that these photos are fake
    sahib lopez and xandros9 like this.
    01-17-2015 04:52 PM
  14. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I dont believe al that stuff.
    Everyone can make these.........

    dscf0154.jpg
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-17-2015 05:00 PM
  15. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Here is a simple start screen background with transparent tiles I quickly made in photoshop.

    Each tile has soft shadow to create a distinction from the background (in case of same color)

    (Don't mind Bob Marley's dreads, they are a victim of background eraser)

    http://i58.tinypic.com/21ce23n.jpg

    I think this is a way better way to showcase the tiles, as each tile (and the background image) is perfectly visible.

    Also a tile transparency slider (ex. 60% - 100% opacity) would be a great addition!

    Anyway waiting for the official words of MS on Windows 10 for phones!

    But it ain't fun or colourful now.
    01-18-2015 08:01 AM
  16. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    OT: Doesn't look like it'll work with a lot of my backgrounds. It also seems like an admission of defeat to Google's Material Design, so you might want to consider that.
    a5cent likes this.
    01-18-2015 08:10 AM
  17. Slawootsky's Avatar
    Of all transparent-tiles-with-background concepts I've seen (which are horrible) this is actually pretty nice and refreshing one! Except for the status icon shadows. They don't look good.
    01-18-2015 01:38 PM

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