If it were up to you to make something like this, would you go with the same basic "flat" design, or something entirely different? I'm trying to make something that makes the hovered/clicked elements stand out, regardless of whether the keyboard or mouse is is being used to navigate the thing.Meh, modern UIs. There's a really, really fine line between 'looks clean' and 'looks lazy'. It's mostly about interaction feedback and intuitiveness than the actual shapes and colors, none of which I can see. I can't say either one of them jumps out. Honestly, they look too busy. It's probably just having too many clashing elements side by side that makes it cluttered and unfocused but it means that it's hard to say one looks better since the only other difference is color. I do like your radio buttons and check boxes with the 'cuts' though. Simple, but stands out more. The fonts on the other hand, no thank you. @Ethanicus has that logo in his signature, that's a fine type face. Not that it would work great for your menu or anything, just example of something that is pleasing to look at.