>omg le epin flat design so good so modern so beautiful gradients are SO dated!
No, it's bland and lifeless. Flat design is lazy and uninspired. The whole industry is latching on to it because it's an easy fad to follow, but it looks far worse than the nice gradients and opacity we had before.
Just because it's different, that doesn't make it better. A good design is timeless, a fad (like what we're seeing now) gets dated.
>omg so butifel
The fact that it's non-free is much worse than the icons. Enjoy getting spied on by the NSA, having your data mined, being denied of tons of useful free software, using Metro apps that are designed for tablets and making a Microshit account.
Honestly, it's gotten popular because we've had shiny and bulgy for ages now, it's just a welcome trend for those who were sick of the old, and hey it actually evokes some of the modern, minimalist appeal.
Just as bad. The problem here is there is too much contrast between the design of the icons. There are photorealistic icons near totally abstract and single-colour ones. The flat design is unimaginative, but it does look cleaner.
Maybe for personal use. I doubt you're allowed to distribute your changed icons.
Also, to change the whole icon theme, you have to download some shady 3rd party software, which is ridiculous.
You retarded fucks don't understand that it's personal preference, right? If someone likes gradients go fuck yourself and let him be, same with flat design. What's wrong with the neckbearded shits on /v/ nowadays!?
Why havent windows or any OS made 3D icons yet? you can spin them/rotate them to different angles etc.
Would that really take up that much processing power? if only icons that are visible to the user are 3D rendered.
>UI design goes toward gradiants and angled design
OMG THIS LOOKS HIDEOUS FUCK THIS SHIT WE NEED FLAT
>UI design goes back towards flat
OMG THIS LOOKS HIDEOUS FUCK THIS SHIT WE NEED GRADIANTS
You dumb kids don't know what you want.
>Try to drag and drop your file
>It starts spinning
You need to up your googlefu skills.
I took a screenshot of the gif and image searched it.
That's meryl streep in "Postcards from the edge"
One bad design isn't indicative of a whole paradigm. IMO Google's Material design is flat done right; the elements are flat but still have distinction and layers. The introduction of a "z-index" was probably one of the better design choices from Google.
A return to nominally sensible and discoverable design when?
I got over the metro start in 8 and I still didn't install any old start alternative like classic shell, but this shit is disgusting, the first thing I will do after installing 10 is install some folder pack.
I think that flat design and Material and all of that other recent shit look good for advertisements. It's a nice style for a commercial or billboard. Simple cartoon to convey an idea. However it's not something I want to see for more than five seconds.
That music folder icon in particular is a good example of this. If I saw it in an ad, I'd get the idea. Local music file storage. Cool. Would I want that thing on my fucking desktop or taskbar? God no. It's hideous as an illustration. It's only good as a symbol.
Hope you don't mind me asking. But why not take the opportunity to switch to another OS. Have you tried hackintosh or some flavours of nix? If it's for games, have you seen the updated steam linux catalogue?
>literally 1 minute in Paint.NET, and I was going slowly
>implying there is any excuse for this shit
Someone got paid a lot of money to do this.
They look the same beyond their "native" resolution because they are rendered the same pixel-for-pixel. The difference is that you get tons of screen real estate. That screenshot is very close to actual resolution, so just scale the desktop size and taskbar width up.
ITT: Faggots arguing about symbols
stick to your freedom OS then please, you neckbeardy faggot manbaby wannabe oldfags
your icons probably made in 1950 released under some open source shit license so every pleb programming a tea timer app in haskell can use them look like shit and will do so forever
if you don't like icons, change them
they are just icons
>Someone got paid a lot of money to do this.
That's what bothers me. I'm not mothered so much by the design itself as much as how much someone got paid to do that and how lazy it is.
One could say that since they didnt put as much effort into the icons, more went into the OS itself. But MS has the money and resources to hire large teams for each facet of the operating system and someone clearly slapped those icons together in a day so they could get paid and gtfo.
It makes me wonder what else in the OS got treated that way.
>someone clearly slapped those icons together in a day so they could get paid and gtfo.
That's not how it works at all. If they're part of the team, they probably got coffee about 30 times a day, took hour lunches, about 60 or so smoke breaks, and drew maybe one part of the design. At meetings he would talk about how he's trying to really define a new breakout style for Win10 that would revolutionize file management as we know it. Over the course of a few months, he'd eventually have a few icons done and right before shipping he finishes this icon set that he's been 'slaving over'.
>a shitty indie sprite game has more detailed computers than Windows 10
unfortunately there are people who disagree with you
they think a solid yellow rectangle is recognizable as a folder and a solid blue rectangle is recognizable as a desktop and a weird ladder thing is recognizable as settings/bookmarks
Because windows works for me, and it has much better support overall. Maybe linux is getting more support these days which is nice but it's still nowhere near windows, why would I use something with partial support of something I use when I can have something which has full support. Also linux is getting support mostly for newer stuff, which is why I love windows for it's backward compatibility, you can run programs and games a decade old mostly without a problem.
>no Hotdog theme master race
3.1/ 3.11 had my favorite layout of any Windows.
>Not liking master race icon design
>being this new
Gradients were shit, they encouraged shitty design and they were never done right. They're harder for designers to keep consistent with and they look cheezy as all fuck.
Bland and lifeless is the reason flat can be so good, it goes with anything, it's not distracting, it looks like actual technology rather than a shitty WordPress blog.
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The Xerox PARC icons are actually recognizable, though. You can even easily identify the "subicons" in those that contain them.
Who mentioned gradients? Flat is just the continuation of glossy gradients. Shit, inscrutable, insipid design.
>The Xerox PARC icons are actually recognizable, though.
that's the star m8, you could actually buy these
too bad nobody ever did :v)
We'll never be back to a time when operating system vendors actually gave a shit about the usability and looks of their UI instead of appealing to soccer mom-perpetuated trends, however this is probably the closest we're going to get.
The Windows icon set is undoubtedly still shit, but it's far better than the inconsistent piece of shit that was 8/8.1 or better yet, >>46884102
>tfw you double-quote the same post and look like a fucktard because you forgot to remove the second one
I was one of those fucktards when I was like 10, but once I figured out how to change the theme I either used classic mode or at the very least Royale (which was still shit, but a little better)
I don't get why this really matters though, I was a fucktard when XP was actually relevant, I won't deny it.
>all these disgusting GUI fags
return of based CLI when?
You really don't appreciate GUIs enough until you try using a CLI exclusively.
i actually love the design language Microsoft has been doing the past few years. i love the fonts and the style of it. i've only used Windows Phones for the past four years because
that said, these icons are fucking awful. it's such a big misstep in design in my opinion. i hope the uservoice forums are full of complaints on this.
I really hope they aren't, because if they try to fix it we will end up with a shitty abomination like 8 that still uses Vista icons mixed with some new 7 icons mixed with some new 8 icons all having different designs
Gradients in icons are fucking disgusting. Why why why the hell would anyone do that. I always hated the look of vista and 7. The glossy shit looked so damn tacky and cheap. It was even worse on a cheap screen. Design has definitely gotten better since and I love it.
does literally nobody even read the OP?
>>omg le epin flat design so good so modern so beautiful gradients are SO dated!
or the replies to the first post directly below it showing how awful gradients can and will be?
yup! dont make EVERY SINGLE THING flat but keep logic between things like how there are totally ios ripped icons on certain android apps. A good and currently relevant example I made of this <<.
No it's not flat at all. Can you perceive depth? Don't you see the beveled edges on the windows? Or the start button? Also the colors are all wrong to be flat. Flat design uses colors that correspond to each other. They are almost pastel-like in tone. When someone designs something, it will determine whether that design looks like flat or win95 shit
Plan 9 confirmed as most cutting-edge OS once again.
yall jelly of my win7 custom classic theme?
Yes that's Inferno on a phone. I'm surprised you haven't seen the dude's youtube videos.
The screenshots alone are infinitely more easy to navigate and more discoverable than any Android version. If only Google had opted for Inferno or Plan 9 as a base when it began the Android project.
Looks awesome, can't wait to try it out on my Note 3. The pen doesn't work on Cyanogenmod unfortunately but I imagine it would be great for Inferno if it did. I assume regular Limbo apps all work fine on this? Can I attach a 3 button mouse with USB OTG and use Acme?
Running it above Android/Linux and replacing Java in typical Inferno fashion is brilliant and perfect for phones with even weirder hardware/drivers than PCs, where systems like Ubuntu Touch and KDE Plasma Active fail by only supporting a handful of devices.
I don't browse Youtube and haven't been on 9fans long so I'm not too surprised I haven't seen it. It would make a good addition to cat-v though.
>upside down startup bar
>having to get used to a thought out design that is being opened from the wrong side
>not changing the user icon
get kekt kid
I like dat window color of cmd but the fuck is that window border
and your not a pilot faggot just grow up and put your name there
What the fuck are you shitposting about?
I set padding to thick on borders.
It feels less sleek /new styled that way.
Putting the task bar at the top was the greatest thing I ever did. It's actually more productive.
Try it sometime if you use windows.
the colors looked better when I had it said to a dark black border, kept them around anyway though.
User icon is custom.. I can't get rid of that gay embossed look on it though, thats part of the interface.
Thanks for the review m8!
I once downloaded an icon set from deviantart that looked exactly like this. Makes me wonder if that's where they got it, just paid some random idiot 10 bucks to use his icons or something.
Windows 3.11/95/early mac icons were great because of this designer. Susan Kare knew how to actually design, and made all their icons.
Nowadays it's design by committee and 20 designers all trying to justify their shit design to get their mark on the product.
>mfw /g/ wanted flat design to fuck it in the ass barely a year ago
Make up your minds faggots. Though all of you just go where the industry's headed.
Is something wrong with me, because I can not see the difference here.
I mean, the "spaciousness". Both of those look flat, just with different themes.
Maybe I just don't understand the principles behind the "flat design" trend?
this is how an OS should look in its base configuration.
Personally I don't mind flat design, but this is fucking terrible. The first time I saw it I thought it was just placeholder art, but nope, they actually thought this looked presentable apparently. Oh well, one more minor reason not to use Windows. Doesn't really affect me.
>by the way, op, show me your "timeless" style please.
not OP, but here you go
Form follows function, faggot. Minimalism is the natural march of practicality in design. Your age of needlessly over designed UI elements is at an end.