"...and-and I'm gonna put everything in tiles! And put them up on a big wall so it's easy to use. And you can change the colours and have pretty patterns in the background and stuff and move them around and I'm gonna make these things called live
tiles - oh, they are really cool - they will, um, display data in real time so you can see what's up without opening your apps and I'm so excited, I can't wait for everyone to try it, I hope they like it..."
Aw, Metri. You were so eager to share your ideas.
like it. It's definitely pretty. You really butchered the search feature though, just sayin'.
Say hello to "Aeris" and "Metri" - the two ponies representing Windows 7 and 8, respectively. Guess who is who
They each adopt part of their OS logo's design parameters. In terms of logos, Windows 7 was quite colorful and flowing. Windows 8, meanwhile, was fairly monotone and quite boxy. It also made sense for Metri to be young, not unlike her OS
Why is the background grey when Windows 8 allows so many different colours? Mostly to make the characters pop. Also the other colour themes are all really rather vibrant which isn't really a good thing when you're trying to pop colourful characters in the foreground. Also my desktop is configured in this colour scheme because it's awesome (Since people will ask, no, my start screen doesn't look quite like this!).
I'm sort of wondering whether Aeris should have coloured wing-tips... hmm. Here's a version where she does: [link]
what do you reckon? The problem for me is I was trying to keep red, green and blue separate as they don't sit too well together. Conversely, I do think coloured wing-tips make things more interesting. DISCUSS.
EDIT: Woa, this is a very polarising topic. Seems half of you like it one way, half the other. If you have reasons for why
you reckon they should be coloured/not coloured, please elaborate
maybe I should make a poll, haha.
Hmm. What if, they were "monotone" but a slightly lighter
colour than the rest of her body? Like this: [link]