Steam UI elements seem set up for a review, and SteamDB creator and general data detective Pavel Djundik has been able to access the new-looking download page. Great news people, especially if, like me, you’ve spent a stupid amount of your life strangely hypnotized as the little lines dance up and down, while the magic of the games goes down the pipes.
The new look is visually consistent with other recently revised Steam items, such as the game library. The information shown is more or less as it was, just presented in a more pleasing to the eye. It's worth noting that this look could change when it's officially released, but the style fits in with what Valve has been doing overall.
Steam is getting a new download page. I saw the code in the same update that SteamPal added, but I didn't realize it was that easy to access: steam: // nav / library / downloads (via Sno at @ SteamDB's discord) pic.twitter.com / xwLWHCOEjRMay 26, 2021
Djundik said that "They are also working on a new configuration page, but it doesn't open so easily. It looks like Valve is slowly but surely heading towards removing VGUI." VGUI is the Graphical user interface of the valve, that is, the software behind how everything has been on Steam and Source games over the life of the product.
It certainly seems like an interesting period for Valve, as the biggest recent leak is its work on a possible handheld console. And if nothing else, maybe these Steam UI improvements will wake up some competitors, and one day we'll get an Epic Games store with a decent front end.