For a while I thought Microsoft have sorted out their graphic designs… I guess I was wrong…
Why? Well, here’s the new (and definitely not improved) GUI of Office 2007:
Just to illustrate the difference, here’s how Word looks like on my computer:
I mean, what’s with Microsoft’s obsession with the blue-plastic feel for their applications (e.g.: Luna visual style, Office 2003 – with the Blue color scheme)? Haven’t they learnt from Apple’s GUI designs? (Hummm… Aqua…) (More on improving the look of Windows XP on my website: link)
Anyway, you can check out more screenshots of the new GUI of Office 2007 in the following websites:
Please, Microsoft, change the GUI back to that of Office 2003 (at least get rid of the skin!).