Welcome to 1992 - Have you lost your minds Microsoft?

Category: visual studio editor


TheSoftwareShop Inc_ on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:31:56

The UI is horrible.

Not in a eh, they could have done better, but in a WTF way.

Thist looks like apps I used to develop in 1992 when I had 6 color choices and no gradients.  You guys have lost your minds.

I've been working in this for less than an hour and my eyes are beginning to strain thanks to the sea of monotony.


Paul_N_II on Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:51:31

Microsoft is making it hard for me to stay with .Net development and Microsoft in general. The "Modern UI" is retro and ugly, the UI for VS2012 is depressing. Microsoft please look at what your customers are saying. OH really look at what your developers are saying!

TheSoftwareShop Inc_ on Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:32:04

Agreed Paul,

What's interesting is that it demonstrates the limits of the Metro concept.

On basic pages (Example Outlook) it looks fine.  But for complex interfaces (read business applications) it falls flat.  Simple and clean does not have to be washed out/boring/cluttered.