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On Office 2007's new look

Office 2007 designSpeaking of new looks, Microsoft's design site (which I didn't even know existed) has a page on some of the new design elements in Office 2007. We've heard plenty about the ribbon, of course, but the site also goes over Office 2007's three themes (sky blue, OS X silver, and Vader black), as well as the new application icons that are coming soon to a desktop near you. Office 2007's new aesthetic is certainly striking and will no doubt serve Microsoft well in catching eyes. But I'm still not sold on that odd circle menu, and chrome and gradients are nothing new. I'm almost surprised that they didn't throw in a little wet floor effect just for good measure.

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