Microsoft has started working on updating the appearance of the Windows 10 operating system again including the built-in Windows apps. A new design language, codenamed Project NEON, adds more transparency, blur and animations to the user interface of Universal Windows Platform apps. Currently, the apps for Windows Calculator, Windows Camera, Voice Recorder, Paint 3D, and a number of others have received the makeover.
Project NEON is Microsoft's new design language which is focused on simplicity and consistency along with cool animations. It also adds Windows 7’s Aero Glass-like effects to the Universal app frame and controls.
As of this writing, the following apps were updated with Project NEON guidelines, for Insiders in the Fast ring. The Calculator app got a lot of transparency and blur:
The same change can be spotted in the People app. It looks as follows.
The Movies and TV app is in the screenshot below. Notice the slight blur on the title bar.
Similarly to Groove Music, the Photos app also has an updated appearance.
The Paint 3D app got the same makeover.
Do you like this change? Do you find these effects suitable? Do you think it simplifies the user interface that Microsoft has implemented for UWP apps? Tell us in the comments.
Source and image credits: MSPowerUser.
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