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My Windows Taskbar Concept 1.0 by dAKirby309 My Windows Taskbar Concept 1.0 by dAKirby309

TO SEE A MY NEWEST CONCEPT FOR THE WINDOWS EXPLORER, SEE THESE:


Windows Explorer Concept 2.0 v1     Windows Explorer Concept 2.0 v2

Here's what I think the Taskbar should look and act like... Please enjoy!! :D
I made this entire concept with PowerPoint 2010 with nothing but basic shapes and text (the font I used was "Segoe UI" and "Segoe UI Light" by Microsoft (and some resources from my Metro Dock icon set: fav.me/d4n4w3q

To see my EXPLORER concept, visit this link:fav.me/d4tbqca

P.S. the .ZIP file includes the .pptx file I used if you want to check it out in-depth along with the concept ONLY and with NO BACKGROUND!! Good luck! :)
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Virgilio19 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student General Artist
cool, hope that's for windows 11 1/2 aka. windows 11.1
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ntim007 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I like your concept but I hate the colors.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D, and everyone has an opinion I suppose. =P
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andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm taking back all of my mentions about your previous release..i have no words for this new preview!! It's simply so beautiful now and seems you toke the point already :D i knew i could count on you buddy, you are smart and you realized what its the best for this concept :) im very happy now im seing this improvement !! Excellent !!!!! :thumbsup: :) thx for taking seriously what i said it means a lot!!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks! Took about 10-20 to fix it but yes, it was worth it! :) I appreciate ur concern on my stuff, and your advice was good, of course I took it! This preview truly does seem much better to me as well! :D Thanks. :highfive:
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andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
very nice my friend im glad you liked it and prefered it more as me :) i ll be waiting for your icons now..i still owe you that feature on my website and also im waiting them to start working on my new concept :D Do your best and cover as many icons as you can. This will inspire me to what concept to do!!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. And very sorry I'm taking so long on them, I have been unexpectedly very busy recently and have very little time to work on them, I only have about 100 more or so (I've already finished about 300 so it shouldn't take much longer, I was actually working on them a few minutes ago and got around 20 done! So hopefully just another few days. :) So u just gotta wait. =P
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andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ok buddy take your time we are not in a hurry !! :)
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Thanks. :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice concept
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, sorry it was a bit wordy though. ;)
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andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ok..im pretty sure i understood your overall idea my friend and i think its great !!!! i like how you preview it and i believe your colour combinations are awesome too !!! :) Excellent concept and beautiful!! I like the hotkeys ideas and the sliding effects, generally it has something unique to say..just consider a few more things to complete it (with the way i see it- just a personal thought nothing more)

-Adjusting the volume, that box there has to hide all the text on the back or at least exists on a place that there is no text at all..maybe make it open on the desktop (or add some space there)

- The sizes of your text and your icons are nice..also taskbar's height is good but i feel its a bit shrinked :D you need to fix the width and show taskbar as it had to be normally shown capturing all the screen place..except if you have in mind to adjust also the taskbars size (width, height)and float it with lock/unlock functions like other 3rd party softwares allow like winstep extreme etc.

- I like your explanations, they are showing something more than a simple design, just try to fix them a bit meaning that..avoid many lines with few text, write less and say more with the overall preview and again not add them so close to your design..somehow you cant avoid them you need to show some things, i know, but adding too much text on your design wont help to understand better your idea.. ;)

- i know you are working with Powerpoint probably on a A4 paper and you add what you ve done on a background before you preview it, thats why i see this difference on the distance..its not so critical i already love your concept and i understood your effort..but how i see it and i prefer it..at least for the preview, i think you need to show it as normally had to be on a desktop's screen..maybe you can start and finish your work on a bigger paper using powerpoint or design it on a4 paper but not on portrait mode..use landscape if it helps..it has to do with the idea and the concept, each time i suppose it could be different..e.g taskbar normally is on bottom or top of the screen so its on a landscape preview but you can add it also on the sides..there, it becomes like portrait preview on a a4 paper (propably bigger than a4) but sizes of texts, icons, taskbar spaces etc. are changing..if you cant work on a bigger paper on powerpoint or for some reason you cant move your design on a normal pc background size then you may need to work with other program (photoshop is great for these works)..personally i love powerpoint, ive used it on university so much for my presentations, adding effects, styles etc. but i never thought to make designs and concepts with it..maybe i dont know so well its potentials or by luck i never chose it..this means nothing since its my personal view..i like those shapes you use and how powerpoint works, you prove it with your designs but distances and how you combine programs to make the final preview counts somehow right? :) there..u need something better or programs that can combine their sources, so if powerpoint cant help i suggest you to change it or use it for other reasons (like use a basic program for your designs lets say photoshop and add some special effects, shapes etc. on your design with powerpoint)..your ideas are awesome and im sure you can make even better things you just need to search it a bit more !!!!!!

P.S : Pale blue,white,grey and green colours are my favourites..i like more your work just for picking those colours and combine them correctly ;) !! Good luck and thx for the .pptx file daKirby309!!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with it all, thanks very much, sorry it's such a short reply for such a long comment, I'm pressed for time currently and just wanted to tell you that I will work on improving the taskbar concept tomorrow, no time today... and I will do my best to make it more "Taskbar-like" ;)
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andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome buddy..yeah work as you wish, find your time and its ok np :D it was just an extra idea so you can experiment a bit..maybe the next result will be better and you will'll see it..maybe not, again we dont have problems on that..haha..any work is always welcomed my friend ;)
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link6155 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think its too much text. It feels clutter up.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I know. But I like detailed explanations... I just can't seem to put them into just a few words. :( Thanks for the suggestion.
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skullsart101 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
some outstanding work there my friend!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! :D
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Great !!!!!!!!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Sentintam Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it. if Microsoft is doing a metro version of windows the normal desktop option should be more metro-esk
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yea, hopefully Windows will implement the Desktop to have a more metro style to it! ;)
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