- 09-02-2012, 11:51 AM #1
Ok...My apologies in advance to everyone here at WPC.
Please Please Please don't get me wrong...I LOVE WP8!!
But...does it strike anyone else that the simple and clean look is now slowly on its way out.
And sorry to say, but is it slowly going the Android way. Does anyone else feel that the WP8 screen looks cluttered.
Again..it is just a question and I am NOT SAYING it looks so...
- 09-02-2012, 12:09 PM #5
- 09-02-2012, 12:13 PM #6
With someone who has 50 tiles (which includes a few Homebrew Folders) on their Start Screen, sizable tiles will be a welcome addition. Some layouts may appear cluttered, but to the user or will probably all male sense I think it was a good way for Microsoft to offer customization, without compromising the basic look and feel of WP.
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09-02-2012, 12:59 PM #10
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I think it still looks pretty simple and straight forward. Tiles are of consistent shape and style.
Is there potential of a cluttered look? Sure. But not through the design. A bunch of custom tiles or webpage pins could end up looking cluttered. Then again, the uniformity of the tile shape still keeps a sense of order. The border widths are consistent throughout.
It's far from the look of clutter that will definitely arise from a series of inconsistent shapes, colors, shadows, reflections, etc..
When it comes to clutter, you have to make a real effort if you want to make iOS or Android look clean and uncluttered. And even with a monumental effort, you're likely to fail.
But many users don't put a clean design as priority. And in the end, as long as it doesn't hinder navigation, many users would be okay with clutter.
- 09-02-2012, 01:00 PM #11
I understand exactly where you are coming from. :)
I am thinking though that the "clutter" would be up to the user. All my Androids had very simple home screens and never more than three.
Right now I have 3 rows visible and two that I need to scroll up for, so if I can get these tiles so that no scrolling will be needed I will be happy and not complain about the lack of the gutter. :D
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- 09-02-2012, 01:10 PM #13
09-02-2012, 01:21 PM #16
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but like most people are saying it is up to you on how much clutter you want. if you can group small tiles to kind of use as a folder, it is a great idea. if you had a folder live tiles wouldn't be active anyways, with this arrangement, I'm sure you at least get a notification count. The one sore thing I will miss is the asymmetrical modern look of the gutter. I loved to see that little arrow in a circle flip smoothly when you went from start screen to app list. As an interior design major that leans toward contemporary modern designs, I love those little ZEN WP moments. It truly is beautiful.
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- 09-02-2012, 02:19 PM #22
Initially when I first saw the Windows Phone 7.8 screens my first thought screamed, overwhelming and cluttered.
But the I stepped back and realized the images merely show how much you can pack into that one screen. This does not mean you have to indulge in tiles everywhere. All this shows is how much you are in control of your tiles and the clutter you incur. So if anything Microsoft has just given the control over to the user. If it's too much clutter use only medium or larger tiles to keep it simplistic and straight-forward.
For me for example I would still use almost all medium tiles. Except for my emails, which I still pin to the start screen. I have about six email accounts for various reasons and I would love to put all those tiles on my start screen in a small section.
Nothing has really changed if you don't want it to. That's the point. You can pretend your tiles are locked like in Windows 7.5 or you can utilize the flexible tile options of 7.8.
- 09-02-2012, 02:22 PM #23
09-02-2012, 08:24 PM #25
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It looks how you want it to look as far as tiles go. I'm just happy that we have options. Being on a android forum for a while we used to have those "show your homescreen" threads. Now we can have those because there will be plenty of combinations to have. Plus our tiles and their icons have different functionality. We can get info out of our tiles, for icons on android you need widgets for the most part if my memory serves me right.
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