It’s weird, but it seems Microsoft are often very bad at designing UIs.

One major FAIL in my opinion is their new Office Web Apps. Take a look at the following screenshots:

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fail-2

They show clearly how wrong their new “ribbon” tool bar is – why waste 50 % of the vertical screen real estate on a few clunky buttons? And why oh why would anyone throw in the Windows Live logo + Office Web Apps navigations menus ON TOP OF THE RIBBON?

Take a look at the second screenshot above – tt’s just plain stupid that a single PowerPoint slide cannot fit on a widescreen monitor at a decent zoom level.

That’s just weird.

Microsoft Office Web Apps usability fail

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