View Poll Results: Would you use semi-transparent Live Tiles?

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    4 26.67%
  1. anon(5344611)'s Avatar
    On the recent article suggesting developers to give the option for transparent Live Tiles, Clemeleon suggested that developers should also offer an option for semi-transparent Live Tiles, so you have the unique color of the app, but can also see through it.

    Would you personally use the option instead of transparent and opaque Live Tiles? I feel it kind of detracts from the look and feel of Windows Phone, although it doesn't look bad. A picture to show the difference:



    What do you guys think?
    06-19-2014 10:51 AM
  2. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    I don't know why but i seriously dont like this concept of having semi-transparent live tile!
    06-19-2014 11:19 AM
  3. K_Arora5's Avatar
    It is similar to the tile of unit converter by Microsoft
    06-19-2014 11:22 AM
  4. James8561's Avatar
    we already have semi transparent tiles. in fact just tap and hold any tile on screen, when it pops out, you'll notice that previously opaque tiles suddenly turn semi transparent. I'm disappointed that WP has this capability yet doesn't expose it to users.
    06-19-2014 08:44 PM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Nah, full-transparent > semi-transparent.
    06-20-2014 04:11 PM
  6. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    This is my take on it:

    tiles-2.0.png

    It's very doable. The best results are to have the tile color slightly translucent (75%) and the icon and text opaque.

    Start Screen example:

    start-2.0.png

    Personally I like a mixture of solid color and transparent tiles for my start screen but having a translucent option would lead to some interesting effects. It's also a much better option than just having all transparent tiles which IMO looks boring and lifeless.
    06-20-2014 10:40 PM
  7. Jam8240's Avatar
    Very cool idea. This would be good for live tiles in areas of the background photo that are too white to easily see the content of the live tile
    06-20-2014 10:46 PM
  8. avigyan's Avatar
    I would love this! In fact yesterday I saw a concept for WP8.2 or something in WPC forums and the guy had demonstrated how it would look. To be honest, it looked brilliant imo. However, MS could always incorporate its own unique touch to this idea and implement it as an option at least. The wallpapers gets boring at times. Having more option is always great. After all, that's one thing 'people' like about Android.
    06-20-2014 11:24 PM
  9. mylumia928's Avatar
    I am actually currently making an app for this. What apps would you like to see?

    Posted via the WP Central app on my Nokia 3310
    06-22-2014 11:20 AM
  10. mylumia928's Avatar
    If anyone is interested, I made an app for this called Translucent_Apps. Check it out!

    Posted via the WP Central app on my Nokia 3310
    06-22-2014 07:15 PM

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