I was a lot impressed when I first saw the transparency in Windows 7. Fought a lot to get it to work on my machine.
But that was the beginning of a design scheme. Now Microsoft has brought back the same design idea in a new manner. I admit, Fluent design is way lot improved than what we have seen in Windows 7. But that is just grown-up tools at work.
Will you add this design scheme in your work ? Either on a website or a e-format graphics ?
Abhi transparency was a feature introduced in Windows 7 😁
Abhi, you just got some admin love. Typo corrected
See through will come back. I am sure. This time, in a more polished manner. Last day I tried see through + red. You can call that red glass. Remember the old day buttons ? How glassy they looked. There was even a software which allowed you to create buttons for the web. I loved blue and green with glossy effect. That is why I used Photoshop for the first time.
You mean those glossy buttons ? Loved them. Imagine the " Start Discussion " button moves to something like this 🤣
That is the Windows 7 design. If you want to taste the Fluent one, here is the trick
Much easier this way. It is only the terminology that change. These are old way in graphics software, but new methods
Our start discussion button could be like this
If you want to move to blue, this might work
A bit of shadow will also make it more Windows -ish
Someone has a CSS way of doing this on StackOverflow
Buttons looks more striking when used in a dark background
I see. Nice work so far. Since this thread is about Windows 7 design, let me share my work on the Start Discussion button the Windows 7 way
I want the red, blue and green colours, with text 🥰
As you wish
I was referring to Aero 😁
That's the transparency core which first appeared in vista, but was (surprise, surprise) broken - like everything else in vista
phenomlab You beat everyone this time. I bet you had a Vista laptop 🧐
I almost forgot that. Who hasn't ? 🥳
Never tried Vista. I think I have not used it at all. Then came Windows 8 and 8.1. The flat design grabbed some attention, but I didn't want it. Windows 7 and Aero was too good to leave.
admin no, I didn't. I had a new pc with it installed when it arrived. It was immediately replaced with Linux.
phenomlab It was immediately replaced with Linux.
Was Linux competent enough those days ? It was the late 2000s that the Vista came in.
Abhi Was Linux competent enough those days ?
It was always competent - it just lacked a usable GUI for some time which is the real reason as to why there are so many command line junkies
Linux was not much a thing if you are not a computer guy. That was the unsung slogan where I live. I had access to computer for years before I tried Linux. No one bothered to add Linux into the machine. Maybe they were afraid to do so.