QUOTE (Sonica @ Dec 11 2010, 12:07 PM)
But it looks sooo
shiny! Ok, I won't use it. Or... I'll keep it out of my mind for now.
Ah, and this is the current visual state of the menu (excuse rubbish editing):
Why would you need a Ribbon if you have a good, simple and easy-to-understand looking menu? The idea of the Ribbon is to combine the menu and the toolbar. And your app is not using any toolbar whatsoever.
That said, I would like to see a ribbon interface; shame no one else likes it.
Well, people have a good reason to dislike it. The concept of the Ribbon is great, but all the available software using a Ribbon interface just fuck it up. Oversized icons, inconsistent layouts, etc...
That, and a lot of people don't seem to realize you can minimize a Ribbon:
I'd say the Ribbon just had a bad start.