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#1 Ultimate John

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 06:38 AM

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The ribbon UI in Microsoft Office 2007

The people who are drafting the new user interface guidelines for Windows 7 plan to build the Ribbon, Jewel and “other new UI concepts” natively into the Windows platform.

Ultimately, they want software developers to avoid the prehistoric Win32 UI framework from no other than Windows 95. Instead, use this new lightweight and high performance markup-based UI framework to build “rich, graphics and animated user interfaces”. The Ribbon and Jewel (button in the top left corner) will be a part of this new framework.

The Microsoft job posting writes,

Come lead the effort to update the Windows 7 platform with the latest advancements in User Interface design. Bring the Ribbon, Jewel, and other new UI concepts to the Windows platform and work with internal partners and ISVs to update their applications to utilize these hot new UI technologies.

Our mission is to enable the next generation of user interface development on the Windows platform. We will be determining the new Windows user interface guidelines and building a platform that supports it. We’ll eliminate much of the drudgery of Win32 UI development and enable rich, graphical, animated user interface by using markup based UI and a small, high performance, native code runtime.


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#2 TheGreenMan

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:52 AM

Ribbon, Multi-touch interface and MinWin will make it worth waiting. :)

#3 Fraxtil

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:08 PM

Ribbon, Multi-touch interface and MinWin will make it worth waiting. :)

Couldn't say it better myself! ^_^

I hope they give us the option to change the colors, because I'm sure blue would get tiring after awhile.

#4 Laguna

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:18 PM

I don't like Ribbon. But maybe a corner start menu... xD

#5 FalseAgent

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:22 PM

I know that microsoft is gonna let these guys who designed the ribbon UI design explorer. They may not put the ribbon in explorer, but then again...

I actually like vista's explorer...a lot.

I'm not sure if or not replacing the current UI with the ribbon UI is a good idea, I do have very huge second thoughts, but I guess we'll have to wait.

I know the only reason M$ is doing this is because the office ribbon UI received very good feedback, and M$ is hoping the guys who designed the ribbon UI would do a good job on explorer too. Sigh, microsoft.

Edited by comedy_guy, 25 March 2008 - 12:22 PM.


#6 SkitchBeatz

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:54 AM

I know that microsoft is gonna let these guys who designed the ribbon UI design explorer. They may not put the ribbon in explorer, but then again...

I actually like vista's explorer...a lot.

I'm not sure if or not replacing the current UI with the ribbon UI is a good idea, I do have very huge second thoughts, but I guess we'll have to wait.

I know the only reason M$ is doing this is because the office ribbon UI received very good feedback, and M$ is hoping the guys who designed the ribbon UI would do a good job on explorer too. Sigh, microsoft.

I second that. Vista's explorer has been a solid experience for me (once UAC is disabled)

#7 Bogo

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

the ribbon is more suitable for heavier apps (like microsoft office)

applications like explorer and internet explorer however should keep the interface as simple as possible.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:17 PM

the ribbon is more suitable for heavier apps (like microsoft office)

applications like explorer and internet explorer however should keep the interface as simple as possible.



i also have the same opinion

#9 cmkumar2k

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:04 AM

wow.. this sounds very interesting.... thanks much for the ready links.... xploring more.....

Edited by cmkumar2k, 27 March 2008 - 04:05 AM.


#10 FalseAgent

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:07 PM


the ribbon is more suitable for heavier apps (like microsoft office)

applications like explorer and internet explorer however should keep the interface as simple as possible.



i also have the same opinion


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I sgree, the ribbon UI makes applications look more heavy. Internet explorer, on the other hand, should be kept simple.

Edited by comedy_guy, 27 March 2008 - 03:11 PM.


#11 Preath

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:25 PM

hehe, nice concepts of Internet Explorer, i like the final one (the top one), it would'nt be so bad.

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