Oh i could push it to places its never been Paul.. Unfortunately balancing design, usability and widespread appeal via conformity is where I have to operate.
See.. I could move them.. and I'd get.. how about a substyle with normal positioned ones???
Well, when we get down to skinning one OS I might think about substyles to accomodate everyone, until then its just not possible and stay efficient businesswise.
I already make less than part time work flipping tacos and thats working all day, everyday.
Actually as far as I know, I think the only place you can move titlebuttons to now is within the top titlebar. Not much room to be creative. Left.. or Right?
Shapewise, these are somewhat similar to 7 intentionally, I happen to think that teh Aero design ie; shape, is the most confortable titlebar button config I have ever used.. Material wise, mine is not the same at all.
Basically, if you stray too far from familiarity, you rapidly narrow your overall consumer appeal.
Think about it, when was the last time u saw Mike, Dani, Ross, Tim etc pushing these envelopes?
Its just not popular.
What you see above is my current vision for what i think people will like.
Would I like to push it more.. yes, I would, Do I have the luxury right now? Well, between the aforementioned.. the state of the OS and SKS\WB...no.. mores the pity.
but I'm still young... right??