Metro Design

WordPress 3.8 has just been released, and it brings with it some rather significant aesthetic changes to the admin interface. While giving it a test drive, I realised how closely it resembled that of Windows Phone/8 (in terms of colours, fonts, and distinctive “flatness”).

For all their faults, Microsoft’s Metro interface is, to me at least, a pretty decent design philosophy. And if it wasn’t for the fact of having felt like a second-class citizen in terms of mobile app development while holding on to an Android device (it’s almost always iOS first), and not quite wanting to push myself further down the ranks, I’d have gotten a Windows Phone purely on the UI (user interface) itself.

It’s my guess that if there’s going to be a Web 3.0 interface, my feeling is that it’s going to be Metro (if it hasn’t happened already).

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