There are a lot of things on the way in the Fall Creators Update, but none of them are quite as enticing as the new Fluent Design interface that Microsoft seems to be adopting in most facets of the operating system. While elements of Fluent Design have already spread to other key core apps in Windows 10, the latest update to Windows Store for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring also now gives Windows 10’s digital app store a brand new acrylic coat of paint.
The new design is great, and offers exactly what Microsoft is promising for the Acrylic focus of the Fluent Design language: backgrounds with a little bit of transparency, making your windows feel more like, well, acrylic windows. It’s a slick look, and while we’ve only been able to see it in the Windows Store, that’s enough to get a good understanding of what Microsoft is trying to get Windows 10 to look like. We’re excited to see how the design translates to other applications.
If Microsoft has already started deploying Fluent Design to things like the Windows Store in their Insider builds, we can expect a big uptick in more Fluent Design in the near future. With a general uniformity between the Microsoft apps already existing, the acrylic windows here should be pretty simple to adapt into all manner of programs.
If you want to try out the fancy new Windows Store, you should be able to download it from the Windows Store updates menu now – given you’re on the latest Insider build in the Fast Ring. And, once you’ve updated, let us know your impressions in the comments below.Further reading: Fall Creators Update, Fluent Design, Microsoft, Windows 10