Nice and flat, looks great @Jackie :)
4 months ago
Yay for the grid! The old one was so hard to look at and i couldnt understand why, but with the way this fits the grid i can see it all so clearly now.
I love this version more! Great work and perfect grid alignment, very clean design! Great work Jackie!
@Ryan Murphy Was the old one actually hard for you to look at? Clearly 380 people disagree. Certainly there were things that could be improved in the last icon, but this grid worship reminds me of this.
Can we enjoy your icons without the grid flashing? :)
@Anton Kudin I actually love the grid system
@Anton Kudin you can take a screenshot :D
@Ryan Murphy Probably seeing all clearly now has more to do with the removal of the uber shiny gradients.
@Jackie Tran I think this one looks so much better overall. better colors, more well defined elements, simplicity. Great job!
@Eli Schiff 380 out of 3900....
@Axel Herrmann not a bad percentage actually. thats on par for a 'popular' shot.
@Chris Slowik totally on your side, but its useless to put down ones feelings regarding a work by saying x people liked it.
@Axel Herrmann Despite lots of people liking the last version, it could have been absolute trash. (Not that it was.) So you're point is well taken.
My main point is that there seems to be an obsession within the community for all things flat, ios7-gridded, gaudy-colored and contrastless (to all of our detriment). Simply because many have followed this trend does not invalidate other approaches to visual design, which was the sentiment espoused by @Ryan Murphy.
@Eli Schiff I think you should to rethink about the apple's grid system. I don't think it is a "bullshit" thing as you have linked in your previous comment.
@Jackie The logic behind the new grid, color palette and sparse, flattened aesthetic of the OS, as I understand it, is to create a visual harmony and unity between all icons and interfaces within the platform.
This aim, though noble in the abstract, ignores everything we have learned in the field of usability in designing UI and icons that communicate effectively their purpose and function, serve to uniquely brand the applications they are matched with by differentiating them from competitors and most importantly, to delight the users. Each of these principles of interface and icon design is hampered by many of iOS7's written and unwritten design guidelines.
To specifically respond to your assertion that I should rethink the grid system, first, the ability to differentiate between icons based on shape is diminished with strict adherence to the grid. We now must ignore our understanding of how to visually balance forms and instead rigidly stick to the grid.
@Jackie Tran It's not that it's bullshit per se, rather that the strict adherence to it does not produce better icons in many cases.
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