About a month or so ago, cool new posters for Windows Media Player 11 started showing up around Microsoft’s Redmond campus in buildings. I thought it might make a good desktop wallpaper so I’ve converted it into a number of popular screen resolutions and aspect ratios.
What is interesting to note here is the appealing use of black, which seems to be a trait of Windows Vista. Also, I presume the icons are to represent the same interface found in WMP 11, what I noticed was subtle differences in the interface we have seen publically, and the interface shown.
- The left and right seek arrows are double-arrowed, whilst the wallpapers shows single arrows
- The left and right arrow buttons are much slimmer
- The orb is has an inner glow in the public, the wallpaper shows glossy highlights
This goes to show that most interfaces are still being redesigned and touched up. I look forward to the final UI design for WMP11.
This design makes a great wallpaper. It’s dark coloured, features large blank areas, minimalistic and ‘fresh’. Although I would have to preferred it to be a little less branded, and therefore capture much more attention by onlookers.