An experimental redesign of the Steam Client

Discussion in 'Steam and Other Valve Games' started by nicereddy, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. nicereddy

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    Link to Imgur album

    I should note that this isn't a skin, it's just a mockup I've been working on for a little while. I decided I'd finish it up and release it today, now that Valve has updated the UI in the latest Beta client.

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    I figured people reading ValveTime would be interested in this. I would explain my exact reasoning for all the changes, but that would take a rather long time. If anyone has questions/comments/criticism, feel free!
     
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  2. LukteDukte

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    This looks like something I would definitely use. I like that I can see everything in one window. But it's just pictures, I can't really say how it is until I tried it for my self.

    Is there somewhere I can download this or you just haven't released it yet?
     
  3. nicereddy

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    Right now it's just a mockup, not a skin.
     
  4. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick Retired Lead Content Creator
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    Nice design. I'm not sure how useful it would be given the fact everything is pretty squashed together.
     
  5. bluechirri

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    I really like all the thought that went into the people on the Friends bar, haha.

    It's a little cluttered for my taste - there's a lot going on. I don't care about the Trading Cards and I seek out the Workshop when I'm interested in finding a specific build for a specific game, so I wouldn't shed any tears if those boxes were moved down the page where you scrolled to them and more space was given to achievements and game stats. And I had a bit of a hard time figuring out what the second screenshot was supposed to be - at first I thought it might be a Steam Music window, and then maybe a window that opens when you click on CS:GO in your library. It took too long for me to see that you were supposed to be in a paused game of CS:GO because there's too much on the screen.

    I like the brighter colors, though, especially in the Friends bar - they draw the eye. I generally prefer Friends to be in the same window so I can view it easily and not on its own, so that scores points from me. And it's very smooth and clean. Spread it out a little more and I think you've got something with potential here.
     
  6. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    +1 that's cute

    I'm lazy so the only thing I'm saying is that I would not want the friends list to be embedded into the main window. The more windows I can have the better, generally. I want to be able to put them where I want, and I rarely need to see everything at once.
     
  7. Omnomnick

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    dat Eli Vance reference tho.
     
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  8. Aizawa

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    what I like most is the downloads section in steam overlay
     

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