With one post already on here, and with a range of efforts viewable across Dribbble, Behance and deviantART, Facebook is a prime target for a redesign. Another design by Claudio Sabatinelli shows a more minimalistic angle, more akin to Path or Tumblr, with less clutter and noise. The overall effect is a really well presented version of the site and app, and something a ot of designers would be more happy about using.
The joy of being one of most used and popular things out there, is that everyone has an opinion or thought on how they would like it presented. We’ve already seen one Spotify app redesigned by Maxwell Barvian but this one concentrates on the mobile app.
The mobile app tries to follow the desktop app as much as possible, for ease of use across platforms and continuity, but this can be a detriment at times, trying to have the same experience across all devices.
From Robin Kenell himself:
One of the things I miss in the current Spotify app is the ability to quickly share, star and add music to your playlists. The thing that I miss the most is the repeat and shuffle buttons, they are currently placed in the “more” tab. Personally I think that is way to far away. By making the album cover smaller I made more than enough space to add repeat, shuffle and volume controls.
With iOS, Apple brought a lot of design changes to its premier mobile application, some of which were applauded – the App Store, Passbook – and some of which were critically panned, namely Maps. iOS 6 brought in a few revamped screens including the keypad screen for dialling a number, which I believe was a great a turn.
Hugo França redesigned the new iOS 6 screen to be more like the App Store design, and I have to say, as much as I love the Apple version, this version stands out a lot more with the blue highlight on the bottom taskbar and the feel of the keypad itself. The pressed effect is particularly great, and brings a great highlight to the keypad design.
Readability for Mac, iOS and web platforms delivers a great reading experiencewherever you are, clearing up clutter on the page and even saving articles for later for ease of reading. Although not an avid user of the service myself, I can see why it has attracted a lot of users of the years and it’s not without merit. From Fabrizio himself:
There’s one app I really miss on my Mac: a great native client for Readability. I imagined how it could look and designed it in Photoshop
Fabrizio has done a great job of taking the clean interface the app is known for on iOS and turning it into a great looking OSX app, with the design standing out for its simplicity, ease of use and functionality.
Windows, and as such Microsoft, have undergone a massive change in their visual direction of late, with the much flaunted Metro breathing fresh air into mobile layouts and Windows 8 focusing much more on touch experiences. However, a lot of distaste still remains with MS platforms and apps, with the design largely unchanged in the main OS, and bad UX in other areas.
Phyek brings a new vision to the Windows platform, featuring a whole new layout and UX, with a heavy influence of Metro and Google in places. Gone is the Windows standard of bordered windows and taskbars, and instead comes in a clean taskbar with clear iconography, clearer environment and mich more simpler overall. Picked up by The Verge, it’s no surprise the attention this design got and with over 1500 likes on Dribbble, it’s clear that a lot of people would love Windows 9 to look a little something like this.