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  1. poiman's Avatar
    If this is going to be our only option, then it's going to suck!


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    02-21-2014 01:42 PM
  2. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I've seen what it looks like in 8.1. It's just like Skinery. It's completely optional too, obviously. I think it's kind of a neat idea, but whatever.
    Does it work well with the live tiles?
    02-21-2014 01:49 PM
  3. Bruno Arphenia1's Avatar
    02-21-2014 01:50 PM
  4. Iki Taba's Avatar
    As long we can turn it off, it's not a problem for me. But if MS don't let us choose the background too, the majority of people are gonna talk trash about it. What started as a great idea turns out to be a joke.
    02-21-2014 02:57 PM
  5. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    As long we can turn it off, it's not a problem for me. But if MS don't let us choose the background too, the majority of people are gonna talk trash about it. What started as a great idea turns out to be a joke.
    I'm just gonna wait and see it before I can judge. But really, if they were gonna give us options, they should at least give "what we asked for". Maybe they made it work. We'll see
    02-21-2014 03:08 PM
  6. Bruno Arphenia's Avatar
    02-21-2014 03:50 PM
  7. taymur's Avatar
    Actually I like the pic Tom posted, I think its the new direction that no other OS went to. I vote fore picture tiles, I just wonder how are they going to implement it. Can't wait.
    02-21-2014 03:59 PM
  8. Bruno Arphenia's Avatar
    Actually I like the pic Tom posted, I think its the new direction that no other OS went to. I vote fore picture tiles, I just wonder how are they going to implement it. Can't wait.
    ok try to keep this design with a wider range applications, which are not influenced by the color accent and a slideshow of images, and you'll see that this is not a good idea to replace the customization that both wanted, who did not want to not have to turn continue with your plain black or white background.
    02-21-2014 04:09 PM
  9. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Actually I like the pic Tom posted, I think its the new direction that no other OS went to. I vote fore picture tiles, I just wonder how are they going to implement it. Can't wait.
    You end up covering the logos of most apps. And you can't tell anything apart. I'm not sure why this is good, if not just for a one-time "woah, that's weird" comment from your friends. There's a reason you don't have iOS with a black background and all the icons showing part of a picture. It would be a nightmare to use.

    But unrelated to your comment, I don't understand why they just don't implement it like W8.1 where you can just select a background from a list that Microsoft has preloaded. Like on W8.1, I have that red fire background that moves when I scroll the screen...like that's just awesome!
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    02-21-2014 04:42 PM
  10. Bruno Arphenia's Avatar
    You end up covering the logos of most apps. And you can't tell anything apart. I'm not sure why this is good, if not just for a one-time "woah, that's weird" comment from your friends. There's a reason you don't have iOS with a black background and all the icons showing part of a picture. It would be a nightmare to use.

    But unrelated to your comment, I don't understand why they just don't implement it like W8.1 where you can just select a background from a list that Microsoft has preloaded. Like on W8.1, I have that red fire background that moves when I scroll the screen...like that's just awesome!
    This is what we want, the same appearance of windows 8.1, would be perfect! I do not understand too, would be the best way to approach even the OS, as is being suggested windows phone will continue looking like the poor cousin of windows 8.1
    02-21-2014 04:50 PM
  11. poiman's Avatar
    Actually I like the pic Tom posted, I think its the new direction that no other OS went to. I vote fore picture tiles, I just wonder how are they going to implement it. Can't wait.
    Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion but I wish you good luck when the tiles start flipping and you can't understand what the hell is happening in your start screen.


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    02-21-2014 07:13 PM
  12. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I know I've been back and forth on this a lot but after visiting this site "Unique Layouts for Windows Phone 8 - Wiphomes", I think I've made my final decision on this. I like the skinned tiles and with a notification center, I don't think I will use live tiles much. So, yeah. Skinned it is :).
    Also, if you look at this forum, you'll see a lot of neat skinned tiles
    Look at what I found from the forums http://forums.windowscentral.com/att...30529_0002.png
    Now I hope MS leaves this as their final decision :D (maybe they can also add the "behind the tile background" option for those who need it but I realistically see people using the skinned tiles more as it shows the entire picture or they can just stick to live tiles)
    Last edited by meddyrainzo; 02-21-2014 at 09:22 PM.
    02-21-2014 09:01 PM
  13. Iki Taba's Avatar
    I know I've been back and forth on this a lot but after visiting this site "Unique Layouts for Windows Phone 8 - Wiphomes", I think I've made my final decision on this. I like the skinned tiles and with a notification center, I don't think I will use live tiles much. So, yeah. Skinned it is :).
    Also, if you look at this forum, you'll see a lot of neat skinned tiles
    Look at what I found from the forums http://forums.windowscentral.com/att...30529_0002.png
    Now I hope MS leaves this as their final decision :D (maybe they can also add the "behind the tile background" option for those who need it but I realistically see people using the skinned tiles more as it shows the entire picture or they can just stick to live tiles)
    Sorry but I disagree. On every example on this site you have to sacrifice the tiles to be able to see the picture, and this can't be right. With this method the tiles become useless. So what's then the point to have tiles at all?
    02-22-2014 07:11 AM
  14. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    Hope
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    I like the background idea, but those headings are not required at all! Also the alphabet squares should be solid, because this is not readable. But I do love the background that goes over the 3 screens.
    02-22-2014 08:13 AM
  15. narv's Avatar
    There is already an app for the foreground imaging so I think it should just be left for that and give us a background. I don't know until I see how it looks with my phone setup but may or may not just keep the black background... But I think a background image (if even stock images only from MS as long as there is a variety) would be a nice feature to have for those who want it.
    02-22-2014 08:25 AM
  16. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    It is good but to me its pointless because you can't barely see those unless you swype down or something. Transparency or like skinnery would be better or just have them both so users can choose.
    02-22-2014 10:04 AM
  17. Bruno Arphenia's Avatar
    02-25-2014 09:51 PM
  18. narv's Avatar
    I never used the skinnery tiles app so my question is, what does it do with the image on the next set of tiles? Do the image just keep repeating down, or does it then pick another image? What if you don't have enough tiles for a full image display (assuming repeat or new image), does it just chop half of the image off? It can't exactly scroll the image to make it a stationary background as it would have to update the app tiles based on your offset and that would just be a laggy mess if you are scrolling a lot..
    02-26-2014 06:09 AM
  19. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I never used the skinnery tiles app so my question is, what does it do with the image on the next set of tiles? Do the image just keep repeating down, or does it then pick another image? What if you don't have enough tiles for a full image display (assuming repeat or new image), does it just chop half of the image off? It can't exactly scroll the image to make it a stationary background as it would have to update the app tiles based on your offset and that would just be a laggy mess if you are scrolling a lot..
    This is exactly what I've been thinking about recently. I just don't want to comment on the backgrounds anymore till we see it during build cause really, I've really been back and forth on how it should be implemented
    02-26-2014 06:54 AM
  20. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    We need this:

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    I have to say, this looks really good
    02-26-2014 06:54 AM
  21. Squachy's Avatar
    Im starting to think that you cant really put a background image to replace the black/white.....unless its gradients or something that is NOT an actual image. Because you cannot see a damn thing on the start screen since the tiles pretty much cover everything. If they work similar to how the photo hub deals with image backgrounds then we may have something.

    In terms of the whole reskin tiles, it could look pretty cool, howeverI think only certain types of image styles works with it. It doesn't appear that full on pictures work well at all. The twitter pic looks not too bad but theres hardly anything there (since its a sky with a few clouds sprinkled around). The other leak or chop where it showed that default soccer pic looks absolutely terrible though.

    MS better provide both because the skinnery style does not work well with certain types of pics.
    02-26-2014 07:59 AM
  22. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Im starting to think that you cant really put a background image to replace the black/white.....unless its gradients or something that is NOT an actual image. Because you cannot see a damn thing on the start screen since the tiles pretty much cover everything. If they work similar to how the photo hub deals with image backgrounds then we may have something.

    In terms of the whole reskin tiles, it could look pretty cool, howeverI think only certain types of image styles works with it. It doesn't appear that full on pictures work well at all. The twitter pic looks not too bad but theres hardly anything there (since its a sky with a few clouds sprinkled around). The other leak or chop where it showed that default soccer pic looks absolutely terrible though.

    MS better provide both because the skinnery style does not work well with certain types of pics.
    Look at the picture right above your comment! It looks perfect in the background.
    02-26-2014 01:49 PM
  23. RustyU's Avatar
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    It's beautiful, consistent with Windows 8.1 and doesn't interfere with the beautiful clean live tiles
    That's the Nexus 5's background, people would have a ****fit over it lmao
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    02-26-2014 05:23 PM
  24. geva bar's Avatar
    tattoos is not huge deal, other stuff although windows is in catch up mode still, is huge deal
    02-26-2014 06:55 PM
  25. Squachy's Avatar
    Look at the picture right above your comment! It looks perfect in the background.
    Yeah and that's because its very minimalistic. Its almost just just a color change from black to blue aside from those 'tattoos' at the top. And that's what I was getting at. IF the background could be changed just by colors or gradients it'd be fine, but photos wouldn't work because the tiles dominate the screen and you would barely see anything between the cracks in the tiles.

    -Solid tiles and photo background? Will not work. Couldn't see anything behind the tiles. Could work on app list, but start screen would be a complete waste.
    -Solid tiles and colored background (colors, gradients)? Will work. Perhaps even customizable tile colors too.
    -Transparent tiles with borders and photo background? I think this could work...
    -Photo skinned tiles with solid background? Doesn't look like it'll work that well (seems to be highly dependant on the photo used to skin the tiles)

    I believe the middle two options would be the best way to customize WP. Heck they should just give us all available options, that'll solve everything :)
    02-27-2014 02:05 AM
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