If you search for “Chrome” or “Firefox” in the start menu, a panel will pop up to the right of the search results, recommending that users try the Microsoft Edge browser. At present, this kind of advertisement is limited to search these two browsers, and other browsers such as Opera, Brave, Vivaldi and other browsers do not appear the advertisement.
Co-founder of Textio, formerly of MicrosoftOfficeJensen Harris of the designer tweeted,expressed rightMicrosoftDisappointing with this ad design. In a series of tweets, Harris argued thatWindows11 Unable to live up to the expected flagship start menu experience.
Why is the “Bing Wallpaper app” banner ad in the style of the Web 1.0 Geocities era? Honestly, the entire page design feels like it’s been infected by a virus. The text is misplaced, and the background is Windows Vista-era.
Design is important, and details are equally important. Especially in such an iconic UI as the Windows start menu. I remember the team created a special ligature in the Segoe UI font (used in Windows) to make the “S” and “t” pair perfectly with the word “Start”. That’s how important the start menu is to Microsoft.
The former Windows engineer also had some complaints about the Bing Wallpaper app ad in the Start/Search panel and how certain areas of the operating system use both rounded corners and sharp edges.