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If the UI ever supposedly comes to a change where the old theme will be replaced with a newer one then before that happens you should know why it's not a good idea. Modern UI is almost everywhere, some people have brought up the idea to replace the "dated" older UI. My question is, do you REALLY want to do what everybody else's doing with THEIR website? I mean, you can do whatever you want to YOUR website but consider this: why am I doing this? Are you doing it because of the new modern UI trend popularized by Microsoft? (Microsoft really popularized modern UI, look it up if you don't believe what I'm saying). What I think is; you should do what YOU want to do, not what everybody else's doing. And if that IS what you want to do then go ahead. I must say though, a flat UI makes a 2D screen boring. A 3D UI (like the one Immunet is using for their program rn.) establishes what's boring to new, futuristic, and special. My idea is this: You can change whatever you want, but don't make it modern UI. This's just a constructive opinion, you don't have to do what I tell you to do, but when you have almost every single website you look at SHARE ONE ENTIRE UI, I start to lose sanity. What I will like is if you change the UI to something less "dated" but keep the 3D effect. You can even make a whole new UI yourself.

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Since the UI hasn't been updated in some time there are many Immunet users (including myself) that would like to see a change take place. However I understand what you are saying. I wouldn't want to see the UI change so radically that it would be practically unrecognizable to previous Immunet users. That's my take on the subject.

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1 minute ago, ritchie58 said:

Since the UI hasn't been updated in some time there are many Immunet users (including myself) that would like to see a change take place. However I understand what you are saying. I wouldn't want to see the UI change so radically that it would be practically unrecognizable to previous Immunet users. That's my take on the subject.

Yeah, I'm more used to the older UI. That's not the only reason though. Modern UI is so overused. Changing the UI to look flat will not only look boring, but it'll be doing what everybody else's done too. I prefer doing something different, something that'll make Immunet stand out from the others. Being different and creative with your UI (almost all websites use one entire UI) will maybe bring more users. A UI is the first thing users see when they enter a website.

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9 hours ago, ritchie58 said:

Since the UI hasn't been updated in some time there are many Immunet users (including myself) that would like to see a change take place. However I understand what you are saying. I wouldn't want to see the UI change so radically that it would be practically unrecognizable to previous Immunet users. That's my take on the subject.

I wholeheartedly agree. The standard Immunet UI actually looks pretty good and has aged rather well. It's also very easy to understand and use, right from the moment you first ever use the program. The only real area where it starts to show its age is on high resolution screens, where it either appears very small or scales poorly. It was better suited to the days of 800x600 or 1024x768. Maybe all it needs is a very slight cosmetic revamp, and the addition of scaling/HiDPI capability, with the general layout left largely untouched.

Like others here, I really don't like the trend for "modern" UI. It's flat, boring, looks dated to begin with, and has no visual appeal whatsoever. It's like the whole metaphor of a "button" that you "press" has gone out of the window, and designers got lazy and just drew harsh-edged rectangles in Paintbrush. I remember DosShell and the MS Windows 1.x-2.x series being more ornate than W10. Even the standard X11 TWM is, and that's older than me! I still think the prettiest and nicest looking user interface for desktop PCs was KDE3 with the Keramik widgets and window-decorations, and Crystal icon theme. That was extremely 3D! The nearest Windows equivalent would probably be Windows XP Luna. Both still look good today even in a VM on modern hardware - although I think the best looking Windows interface by far (and easiest to use) is the 9x/ME/NT/2000 interface. Again, those buttons etc. still look good for some programs, even at high res.

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43 minutes ago, zombunny2 said:

Maybe all it needs is a very slight cosmetic revamp, and the addition of scaling/HiDPI capability, with the general layout left largely untouched.

That's kinda what I want. And I agree 100%

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