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Online Windows 8 v2 by ntim007

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It is a very nice web app and I like it a lot. But on the other hand it has lots of things that don't work - like the search, settings on most apps, and features in general (e.g for the desktop). But what there is is of good quality. The FireFox app is particularly interesting because it does its job, but it doesn't really do much else. The address bar does not work, nor does the 'new tab' button, but the back and forward buttons do. The iFrame control in it is clever but not fully unctional in those ways. The YouTube app is very effective because it is not iFramed, yet it delivers the same videos on it obviously, yet it is brilliant in terms of 'all-content-no-distractions'. I also love the red 2-box sized news section with news from windows8beta.com and news of itself (e.g new versions). The pictures app is also quite nice, though I would expect it to be in HTML5 really. I've only given it 3 1/2 stars for originality because it is a very good idea to make it in HTML5, but obviously there is not much new design from the actual Windows 8. It has very good technique in most aspects but it is not complete in terms of what stuff works in it so only 4 stars. There is quite an impact, though compared to the actual Windows 8 it is not much (but this would be normal as there are boundaries to html5). So on the whole, it is very nice. Just needs more, which it will get, I am sure.
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thanks for the critique !! I was thinking adding more stuff to the YT app, like putting the description next to the video. What do you think I should add next ? exept the stuff you said.
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DevilishDB Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
As I've said once before I think you should at least try to implement a multitask feature maybe. Also another thing you could do is put links to windows programs ("legacy apps") e.g Windows Explorer ( C:\WINDOWS\System32\explorer.exe ) or Internet Explorer ( C:\Program%20Files\Internet%20Explorer\iexplore.exe ).They would be the smaller non-live tiles (blue with non-metro icons). Speaking of icons you could also make some of them metro (like youtube and maybe but not definately some of the games). Something else now - I've nearly finished a chrome extension to change the scrollbars for all websites to your Windows 8-style CSS ones. Would it be ok if I put it on dA? I'll keep credits for you I'll just say that I made the extension.
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
What you said is hard. The multitask has some issues that need online win8 to be restarted from scratch.
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dakoder Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, the tiles work as links to open the target. If you try to implement multitasking, the "multitasking" links will only open up the target app again. It will not keep it where it left off. To make all this stuff happen, we need to use cookies. This can be done with JavaScript. It might take time, but it could open up many new possibilities. A user could be able to login, and the store could also be made possible. Tim, I think we should think about cookies. But, OW8 might have to be made from start again. If we don't use JS Cookies, we could use HTML5 Local Storage. That has less possibilities, but still can be used. I've seen it being used in HTML5 notepads to save notes onto the local storage of the user. So....yeah.
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DevilishDB Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Just make an iframe site for all the apps to go in - it's lazy but it should work
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