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Opinions on Metro-Style Websites?

  • # August 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    So with the new release of Windows 8, and the new Metro( oops Windows 8 UI ) interface, sites are becoming more and more Metro.
    So what do you guys think, is it the future of web design? Bound to fall on its face? Or just a fad for a few sites suited for it? Microsoft even has a tutorial for creating one.

    # August 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm


    # August 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    If by Metro design you mean grid system, then they are here to stay. It isn’t like Microsoft invented them though.

    # August 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    True. Microsoft wasn’t the original creator to a box-like grid system. It’s been around for a while.

    # August 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I mean the specific style of grid with horizontal scrolling and Segoe UI based typography. The grid system is different.

    # August 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I’m not sure I understand what you are asking then? It appears to me as though you want to know if side-scrolling sites, using Segoe, are going to be the future of the web?

    # August 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    What would a single typeface have to do with being the future of the web? Anyway, I see Neutraface in the example.

    # August 24, 2012 at 12:39 am


    # August 24, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Nevermind? Did you find the answer you were looking for or did you just get frustrated because you didn’t get the answer you were expecting?

    Perhaps you could be a little more specific in your question. Are you looking for an opinion (there are tons here) or a “right or wrong” answer?

    # August 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    needs moar drop shadows/rounded corners

    # August 25, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I’m looking for an opinion. You guys don’t get what I’m trying to say. Windows 8 brings a new grid system. While grids and horizontal sites already existed, do you think Microsoft’s particular style, not only their design, but made popular by Win8, will make web designers want to make their sites flow better in Win8, by using the specific dimensions and style set by Microsoft.

    # August 25, 2012 at 1:25 am

    @odd_e Like we’ve said, it’s been around for quite some time, they weren’t the originators. So saying it’s “new” isn’t correct and makes what you’ve stated confusing. Do I think it will have an impact on the community? Probably not since they aren’t the “go to” for design inspiration. Just look at their new logo.

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