Friday, 11 November 2011

Just a thought about how website design is progressing

So a design shift has begun... After visiting one of my favourite Australian surf websites and seeing that they are about to launch their redesigned website, I started to realise how far reaching the Windows 8 interface has been. It seems funny that OS design is influencing web design, but if the general consensus is that this is the new benchmark for high value design, then it won’t be long until everyone’s doing it.

I recently had a go on the developer version, and it doesnt take a genius to figure out that Windows 8 has been influenced by so-called “post pc” devices like tablets and smart phones. A couple of things I would say... its a real break from the norm, and is gonna be a struggle for workaholics or folks scared of learning something new at first at least anyway! I'm hoping that the finished product is not over-simplified to the point of being thrown in the bin (we’ll see!). I mean there were things about Windows 7 that were stupid proof, and when I say that I mean over-simplified to the point that they stopped me from being able to do things the way I wanted to do them, and I’m concerned that Windows 8 will go a step further down this path.

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