- 09-14-2013, 02:47 AM #3
Just scroll down a little bit on the home screen and they'll start anywhere you want.
I really don't see a point in moving them up.
- 09-14-2013, 03:17 AM #5
- 09-14-2013, 04:30 AM #7
- 09-14-2013, 04:42 AM #10
- 09-14-2013, 04:44 AM #11
The point of that space is:
1. Push Notifications won't block tiles.
2. Considering the fact that there is little empty space with the current tile layout, it's there to give the design some space.
But, being OC is enough to make me want an option for both.I'm still looking forward to a 3DS.
I participate in a forum centered around Microsoft products.
Fortunately, this forum is friendly to us Nintendo fans.
- 09-14-2013, 04:53 AM #12
Also - I don't know what phones you guys are rocking but on my 8X I can get 7 rows of tiles in perfectly as your top image and still have the gap at the top as in the second image.
Cant see how you managed to get full tiles in with them scrolled to the top. Maybe its just down to the 8X aspect ratio. but if I do that ive got like an 8th row showing 1/4 a tile
09-14-2013, 09:56 AM #13
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I can get 6 small tiles, with 1/4 of 7th showing on my 521 and still have the space at the top.Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR2/Amber) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
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- 09-14-2013, 03:33 PM #15
To me the problem is both the cut off tiles on non 720p phones and the space at the top.
09-15-2013, 02:11 AM #19
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I did wonder about that a bit when I first got my L928. From a purely aesthetic standpoint it is sometimes good to have some negative space (i.e. blank space). Even though the WP8 interface is very sleek and clean when I align my tiles the way you did in the first picture the screen looks busier, although it's really not. I'm perfectly fine with it as it is.
09-15-2013, 09:35 AM #22
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- 09-15-2013, 10:05 AM #23
I agree, I'd like the tiles to be near the top as well. As for the toast, I would like it to "push" the tiles down, and then pull them back up when it's dismissed, or times out. Same on the lock screen. How cool would it be if the lock screen image slid down when you accessed the volume or media controls. It's nice how the lock screen shows the artist picture when playing music, but 1/4 of the picture is covered up by the media controls and volume bar. The time and other items would stay where they are, just the image would slide. I know it's purely subjective, and my opinion, but I find this to be sloppy:
09-15-2013, 10:32 AM #24
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No, the top header gives some "breathing space" for the layout. All the way to the top looks too cramped.
That's why we have headers, footers and margins in documents.
Please don't pursue a design career
But I would like some transparency in the notifications/now playing block.
09-15-2013, 01:59 PM #25
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Did you dislike flip phones or something?
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