Well, today is the day that Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 for MSDN subscribers. I’m not one to get it the day it comes out, but after all I read (mostly negative) about Visual Studio 2012, I had to download and install it.
The first comment I have to say is, “Holy Crap…how freakin UGLY can we get here!” The program icon is a bland purple sharped edge bowtie and the installation progress screen left me kind of demotivated. Ok, so its installed (on a VM of course). I open VS2012 and all of a sudden I FEEL LIKE I AM BEING YELLED AT! WHY THE HELL ARE ALL THE MENUS IN CAPS? I CAN HEAR YOU JUST FINE, STOP YOUR FREAKING YELLING!
The thing is, it is just the top level menus. The menu items are in normal casing. Was it really that much effort to make it consistent? I really hate programs that aren’t consistent since I write them for a living.
So, File-New Project-Web Application. All of the files and folder in the Solution Explorer are the same color – dark grey and make it very hard to tell what type of file is what at a quick glance.
At least the coding window looks somewhat the same. Anyway, I’m just depressed at looking at the new UI for Visual Studio 2012 and have no desire to do any creative work anymore. I will be sticking with Visual Studio 2010 for a while. I know that this is new and all but this is completely terrible. I need less stress in my day and a neat appearance with nice colors and smooth edges helps take off MY edge during the day.
Visual Studio 2012 Appearance = F