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Windows Blue Concept / Mockup 2013 by MrTechnoholic

:iconmalunon:
My critique is mostly going to be about the text (there is not a lot more to criticize about this), but I hope it helps anyway.

First of all: Why is the d in loved blue? I can't seem to find a good reason for it, it seems pretty random. It's also a different blue than the blue of the logo, which is something you should try to avoid (You can use different blues, but these are just too alike).

Next off: You should use proper capitalization. We have spent.. We liked it... It just looks a lot neater.

Also, I'd add "We" to the last sentence, because it's unclear who's saying that. It kind of looks like a single person is saying this, which is another thing you want to avoid, because a team worked on this. Oh, and change the "much" for "a lot of"; much time might be grammatically correct (i'm not entirely sure), but "a lot of" just looks and sounds a bit better.

By the way, assuming that people do not read the terms and conditions (however true) is not something you should do; Both because there's actually people who do read them, and because, as a company, you have to make sure people agree with reading these, as it's obliged for using the program.

It also looks like the "I agree blah blah" and the "next" aren't equally spaced from the sides of the windows.

Hope this helps. :)
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DevilishDB Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
It is blue to highlight the fact it is in past tense - as in it was bad but it is better.
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TrevorDeal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Also I don't think you are correct with the terms and conditions. The point is to provide the information but not force it down peoples throats. Most programs don't make you open the terms and conditions, rather they make it where you have to agree to continue. I don't know if you are a web design but you are not required to make a user/customer read the terms nor do I think you should make them feel obligated too. Depending on the program/product will depend on how important the information is. A browsers terms are not something that needs to be read really.

Also the We makes perfect sense. Internet isn't the same as a novel. You don't have to refer to the character every 2 secs. The design has the IE logo on it. It says IE in the sentence. We is obviously referring to the team that build the program and or the company themselves. It doesn't need to be thought about.

I don't mean to throw your opinions under the bus but your thoughts don't make sense from a web design perspective. More of a lawyer perspective.
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Malunon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't say the We didn't make sense, I said the lack of We in the last sentence was a bit weird.

I'm also not saying you should force the terms and conditions down people's throats, but you have to consider that a company writes these terms for a reason, and they need people to agree with them - and the only way to really do so is to have read them. Most people won't bother (myself included), but as a company you have to assume people have read them to be safe, otherwise you might just be liable for all kinds of shit, like being responsible for illegal downloading and so on.

I think my thoughts make perfect sense from a web designers point of view, because as a web designer you have to consider all aspects, in my opinion - this includes text design.
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TrevorDeal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well you make them agree to the terms so you are legally covered as a company. That is the reason for "Agree to the Terms & Conditions to continue" screen you usually see. The same as when you sign a paper for liability at dangerous places. You dont need to read it for them to no longer be liable for you.

Sorry I misunderstood you on the We part.

In all reality, bringing up the fact that people hate your browser isn't smart lol but was a pretty clever idea and use of the words.
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TrevorDeal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
If you don't get why the D is blue then you are missing the point of the design. Internet Explorer is the worst browser out there and Web Designers hate it and the browser has become well known for being hated on.

He made the D blue so the sentence is read two ways. "The browser you love to hate" and "The browser you loved to hate". It emphasizes the past tense. The blue D is the best part of the whole design. He wants to make it clear that the update makes the hate a thing in the past.

I thought that part of the design was extremely obvious lol.
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Malunon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see it now. Still not a very great aspect (but understandable); You don't want to remind people that they like to hate it - if you'd just leave that out, you would be making clear that the browser has changed, and that it only could be hated on in the past, whereas is implied now that there's still reasons to hate it, which is not something you want people to think.
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