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Mike Marynowski20-Apr-17 11:09
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Yeah I think Metro just took minimalism one step too far, to the point where UI designers weren't necessary in the eyes of developers because what they could do on their own looked "good enough". But even Metro requires the delicate touch of a skilled designer to really get everything just right to the point where it looks good, not just good enough.

Windows UWP desktop apps tend to face the same issues, though it is getting slightly better over time. The Creator's Update Mail app is finally mostly usable and kinda even pretty. I'm really looking forward to seeing "Microsoft Design Language 2" / "Project NEON" in the next major update.

I can't really put my finger on why exactly, but even the Facebook UWP app is just so damn ugly that it is annoying to use. I had it open the other day when my girlfriend walked by and glanced at the screen and said "oh god, what did Facebook do to their website, it looks terrible!" I don't know what it is but all UWP apps seem to have this quality to them that is just blah.

I think they really need to change font rendering in UWP apps, it's just too harsh on 96 DPI desktop screens. It probably isn't worth it at this point though, with high DPI screens starting to become standard. Maybe UWP was just introduced before its time. I feel like the design language NEEDS high DPI to look acceptable.

Wow that turned into a really long completely unrelated rant. Sorry.

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