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Revisiting the past with fresh eyes, this is an updated edition of the MetroMail concept (see [link]) I submitted to DeviantArt over a year ago.

Taking cues from the Metro UI, as well as leaks of the user interface coming in Office 15 and Windows 8, this is a bit of a reformed look at the original concept of Metro applications, adjusting out some elements from the Zune era, as well as taking elements in from the experimenting being done by the team of MetroTwit.

Focused around a cleaner UI, the main page of Windows Live Mail would be focused on three columns, one showing the email messages, next showing the current message, and last presenting your latest calendar items.

Anyone have any thoughts about the UI? Ideas for improvement?

Edit #1: Forgot the icon for one of the buttons.

Windows Live Mail Series (part of Metrofy):
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I love the concept! But in my humble opinion, would be better if the icons on the bottom were always in a central position with respect to the view of the message and not the entire screen. In the picture looks more to the left than the right, always referring to the message view. It would also be good to have a prominent button for changing the view by a dark theme, so when reading the mails at night and the brightness of the screen can be annoying, you can change the view with a simple click. Keep doing a great job. Greetings and sorry for the English translator of google!!!
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glange65 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Nice work It's a shame Microsoft will never make a fraction of these improvements, thus leaving us with a apps suitable for school children. Keep going, maybe we'll get lucky and you'll win big!
EverybodyLies2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
goldseb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
AWESOME!!!I need to see this concept working on my desktop soon. Windows, look and learn.
timons106 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
It would be awsome if someone would make an OS like this :D.
I know a bit about programming, may I use your pictures to try to develop a program like this? :).
LexyRakuen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
It's friggin' fantastic!
BlackArtt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Live Mail looks Great! :]
Aethec Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
I don't know why, but your Mail mockups look great, while W8's Mail app looks really bad...yet both are heavily Metro-inspired.
clindhartsen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The one coming in Windows 8 is fascinating, but keep in mind everything is early there, especially the Mail/Photo/Videos apps presented at BUILD on Monday. Thanks for the words though. :)
penelope Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this and wish I could skin it right now! :)
vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually quite like it. I think to combat the issue that ~BassUltra mentioned, you should be able to remove and add elements (like the calendar, email preview, etc) to your liking. But this is probably the best metro themed skin for an application I've seen yet. Most of them look cheap to me, but you managed to make this look clean and polished. I could see myself using this in the future if this became an actual UI.
BassUltra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like it, but to be honest it looks a bit overwhelming, and how would it look on a smaller resolution? Probably all squished.

I think it looks overwhelming because this thing is supposed to manage calendar, contacts, feeds and newsgroups. If it focused on being a mail application you could probably make a sleeker interface.
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