Mockup of Novus for Windows 8

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Jamush's avatar
I thought that I might as well tease you guys with a mockup that I've been working on:

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Looks neat,

still prefer some things in the original xp design:
- brighter (azure?) light blue color
- more ruby red
- slightly sharper edges (or corners and buttons)
- The small squares in the middle could blend more with the background

Ofc this is just what I prefer (since I want it to look as close to Novus for XP as possible).

Hope it is ok that I give feedback here, even if its named "Mockup of Novus for Windows 8" instead of "Mockup of Novus for Windows 10".
Jamush's avatar
To be fair, this is just a mockup which I made in an hour. So if I were to develop it, it would've looked different than this anyway (colours, corners, etc). And with a version for a new OS, I don't want to copy what I've done already for a different OS. I'd want it to look and feel different so that it feels fresh and new. That's why I wanted it to look different than the previous version of Novus.

Plus, I always found that the squares on the original Novus lacked contrast. For this, I had a whole different idea in mind than what is shown in the mockup. I wanted the bright part to kinda explode towards the darker part.

Time will tell if I'll make this for Windows 10. All depends on how much I'll like Windows 10's skin and how theme-able it'll be.
Ok, golding my thumbs then :)
gabraham's avatar
Somehow I forgot to comment on this! Looks really nice, but any chance of a Windows 7 version if you're not going to be actively using Windows 8? Any news since it's been a few months?
Jamush's avatar
Windows 7 looks good enough to me so there's no reason for me to make a skin for it :P
gabraham's avatar
Have you had any progress since the post?
Jamush's avatar
Nope, sorry. I don't have Windows 8 yet.
gabraham's avatar
Any chance of a silver--*is suddenly pulled away by an off-stage hook*
Jamush's avatar
Contacted the deviantART helpdesk to ask them if they could help me with a silver monkey. In other words: ENJOY YOUR BAN, BIATCH!

yojo2's avatar
That looks freaking excellent. Will it ever be released?
Jamush's avatar
Thanks! Not sure yet because I'm not going to make WIndows 8 my main OS :P
yojo2's avatar
That's a shame. There aren't many good visual styles for 8, and the standard one looks a bit plain. Novus for XP kicked ass, it would be great to have a similar theme in 8 ;)
Jamush's avatar
That's why I wanted to make one, haha. I don't like the default visual style of Windows 8. But I'm not going to install Windows 8 just to make a visual style for it, haha :P Then I'd have to make it in a VM.
yojo2's avatar
Too bad. Win8 really needs a proper VS ;)
Jamush's avatar
That's true, haha :P
Xyrax's avatar
That looks sweet Jam... I mean Gelosea :P Really nice. love to have it on 7 :D
BoneyardBrew's avatar
That's really nice.
yethzart's avatar
Hope this will be possible ;)
IzzuThug's avatar
Nice, that looks pretty cool.
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