View Poll Results: Transparent or traditional?

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  • Transparent Start Screen

    13 86.67%
  • Traditional (colorful) Start Screen

    2 13.33%
  1. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what do people like more?
    The tradidional colorful WP start screen, or the new-ish transparent one?

    I didn't include the transparency option from W10 because I'm not on it right now.

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    04-26-2015 09:10 AM
  2. ACynicalLamp's Avatar
    What the stance I've learned to take on this topic is: Make it toggle and everyone lives (it's a play on a quote from Charlie Wilson's War).
    AlejoS_11, snowmutt and gerzhwin like this.
    04-26-2015 09:50 AM
  3. xibartx's Avatar
    no either or both as option vote?
    04-26-2015 10:35 AM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Well, I'm asking which one do you like better. Of course you can mix both, but I think most people pick one of these two and roll with it.
    It's just a quick little survey to see what people like more, nothing else.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-26-2015 11:40 AM
  5. DCTF's Avatar
    Of your two, the left is better and the right one is a bit of a mess. I prefer the one we're seeing in the WP10 test to both of those though, and I'm not missing the 8.1 way at all, so there's no sense in me adding a vote.
    04-26-2015 02:55 PM
  6. Ma Rio's Avatar
    The pictures serve only as a visualization. However they are extremes. The left one is as transparent as you can get, and the right one is so colorful it's boardering messy.
    But I want to know what do people imagine in their head when they think of Windows Phone. A minimal transparent screen, or something more colorful and filled with rotating live tiles everywhere?
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-26-2015 03:02 PM
  7. bo_woods's Avatar
    The pictures serve only as a visualization. However they are extremes. The left one is as transparent as you can get, and the right one is so colorful it's boardering messy.
    But I want to know what do people imagine in their head when they think of Windows Phone. A minimal transparent screen, or something more colorful and filled with rotating live tiles everywhere?
    I would say the "more colorful and filled with rotating live rules everywhere"... It's what makes windows special IMHO
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-26-2015 03:37 PM
  8. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I prefer the new Windows 10 transparency :) As long as you choose a good background picture that's not distracting, it can look amazing!
    04-26-2015 03:57 PM
  9. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I prefer the new Windows 10 transparency :) As long as you choose a good background picture that's not distracting, it can look amazing!
    I'm all about dat transparent life, doe. We'll see how the Win10 transparency will work out. I hope it's good. If only you could make the tiles glass-like, floating on a background. That would be awesome.
    04-26-2015 05:26 PM
  10. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    It really depends on the use. Personally I prefer more colorful because the different colored tiles make them easy to differentiate from each other. It looks even better with some solid accent tiles mixed in. So a mixture looks best to me.

    All transparent(8.1 style) to me looks extremely boring even with a nice picture behind it. It doesn't help that whenever I see a screenshot of it it seems like it's just someone trying to showoff their anime character/Batman/porn/etc background rather than a start screen that actually looks like some thought was put into it.

    The W10 style (background behind the tiles) doesn't work for me as well. Too Android/iOS.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-26-2015 11:12 PM
  11. DalekSnare's Avatar
    I like what I have in Win10, with semitransparent tiles of my chosen theme color over a background. The transparent tile effect from 8.1 was neat for a while but this looks better I think.
    04-27-2015 06:08 PM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    I did the see-through thing for a while. It was fun. Then it just ..... wasn't.

    I like to see the colors stand out. Your basic tiles are the color of your mood, the other tiles and the pinned websites interspaced so you can tell in a glance which is which. To me, that just feels like it is my screen and it is no one elses in the world. The transparent tiles just feels like a screen you can see on any Android out there.

    Of course, I am in the minority so far. So the story of my life. I am a registered Republican in the state of Illinois. I am really used to being out voted.
    Kram Sacul and nohra like this.
    04-28-2015 01:02 AM
  13. gerzhwin's Avatar
    Of your two, the left is better and the right one is a bit of a mess.
    That's right. The tiles UI isn't just transparency or opazity, it's all about structure and visibility, which on the right folder setup wasn't taken into account as there are only the lower prioritised apps (I guess).
    04-28-2015 01:32 AM
  14. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    I vote for colorful tiles, but not for all.
    I like to see my start screen both color & transparent, I don't like full transparent and full color. Toggle to change it would be useful.
    And I think if app tile can be transparent, option to customize tile background color is possible.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-28-2015 03:19 AM
  15. nohra's Avatar
    The only issue I really have with the 'transparent' tiles is that it doesn't uniformly force all tiles to be transparent. Which would be very difficult to do, which is why it can't happen. I just find I have a lot of tiles that don't use the theme background and so they don't show the picture. Thus, it becomes difficult to see what I have as the 'background' in places on the start screen. I guess the only way around that would have been a utility in the phone where you could either use an app's tile or use a generic theme-colored tile which would then be transparent. I had kind of thought that's what TileArt would do, but was disappointed.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-28-2015 09:03 AM

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