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Metro Desktop Concept by BoneyardBrew Metro Desktop Concept by BoneyardBrew
Background Information
This is a concept I made based on Microsoft's Metro UI. This concept brings Metro to the desktop and includes something I would love to see in future versions of Windows.

Windows - Social Sidebar
A Social Sidebar has been integrated into the desktop, which can be shown or hidden by clicking on the gradient strip on the right-hand side of the sidebar. When opened, you can easily view and interact with any social network you choose. I left Twitter selected as an example. I feel that this would be something nearly every Windows user would make good use of.

Windows - Taskbar
The taskbar is mostly the same, and you would have the option to combine applications and hide labels ala Windows 7. I just feel that the expanded text view would better match the Metro design. The Photoshop picture popup represents the preview of that particular window, I left it blank in this concept.

Steam - General Information
Also included in this concept is a Metro version of Valve's Steam platform. It basically takes all it's cues from the Zune Software by Microsoft, and follows the exact same design.

Steam - Friends List
The friends list is a little mashup of my own that uses a mini picture that the Zune Software uses for the album art to show your friend's avatars. I tried to integrate the side gradient in a feasible way by putting it behind your information making it easily recognized and discernible from your friends.

Steam - Chat Window
The chat window is fairly simple, and has the options Steam currently has built-in. You can toggle between multiple conversations by selecting the name of the friend you would like to chat with in the titlebar.

It took a lot of time to make this concept, but I feel that I did a decent job accomplishing my goal; bringing Metro to the desktop while keeping usability in-tact.

Note: Those tweets are not real, regardless of how much I wish they were. :(
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Jamie19ization Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
looks great! You should implement this into an actual theme for steam...i would love that :D
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
At one point the MetroTwit theme looked more or less exactly like this. It's outdated now, though.
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Yonkersandme Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
How do i do download this -_?
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry, it's just a concept! :(
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EverybodyLies2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
интересная идея
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is cool and would make sense. But the Windows 8 previews I've seen just have a touch-based metro interface and when you use desktop applications, it just switches to Aero. :/
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MASTER260 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Good news! Microsoft decided to make Windows 8 based on Metro! (Along with the newest versions of everything they make.) Bad/good news, (depending on how you look at it,) they took it in a completely different direction than you did! Now what do you think about that? xD
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BoneyardBrew Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, very good news! I actually love what they did.

When I did this redesign I took what we had now (Aero) and made it Metro. What they did was think out of the box and make it more of a Windows Phone 7 experience on your desktop. I can't wait to try it!
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MASTER260 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Actually, this looks a little like the non-glass version of the Aero Lite theme Win 8's gonaa include, but, whatever...
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Hannibalector Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
You should sooo get hired by Microsoft! ;D
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