Active buttons in Windows 8, a mind trick

Have you ever found something really badly designed? Something which obscurity of its functions makes it hard to understand its use? Something almost unusable to a point it would drive you mad using it too often? Perhaps, a fool's design? Then you have come to the right place. Post your findings here and help making the world a saner place.
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Postby Fool's design » 2013-02-22 09:39

Fool's design.

Active buttons in Windows 8, a mind trick.

What kind of "designer" uses a light blue ONE PIXEL THIN line to mark a light gray button as currenly active?
That's right. Not a sane designer but only a fool.

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Postby CharlotteTheHarlot » 2013-02-24 11:54

The 2D flatness makes me want to vomit. The sharp corners and HTML+CSS geometry is just so amateur.

Yet for some strange reason they still utilize the Windows Vista/7 icons here rather than the Metro retard versions. I wonder why?

I can't believe I miss the old MSVB common dialogs. Thanks a lot MicroTards.

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Postby Fool's design » 2013-02-24 14:39

The good old days, where buttons were buttons. Even the simple sharp corners of Windows 3.x look much more professional than Windows 8.

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Postby JorgeA » 2013-02-27 01:25

Hard to believe, but windows and buttons even in Win3.x look more polished than in Windows 8.

Keep up the great work.

--JorgeA