At the end of Day 2 Keynote at Microsoft Build, the company showcased some of the new Fluent Design elements coming to Windows 10 this year. Microsoft also showed some of the new Fluent Design Elements available in the latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
One of the elements showed by Microsoft was the command bar flyout. This will allow users to have tools inline and not on the top of the screen. This will allow easy access to the different tools for the user. OneNote will be the first app to use the command bar flyout.
Another new change coming soon is z-depth, and shadow effects.
Microsoft is also working on new color palettes to manage colors inside apps. Apart from that, there is a new Acryllic feature as well. This will add a transparency layer to different pop-up menus.
Apart from all this, Microsoft is finally addressing a serious problem with the design of Windows. Till now UWP apps were designed to keep in mind the touch audience but now Microsoft is working to make sure UWP apps can adapt to the type of input, whether its touch or mouse for better experience.
There is a lot coming to Windows 10 this year and we hope to see these new changes soon in the Windows Insider Builds. If you’re interested in checking out the Build session on Fluent Design then head to the Microsoft Build website. The Fluent Design session along with other sessions will be posted soon.