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by Jackie Tran Pro

17 Responses

  1. Frederik Hansen Frederik Hansen

    Nice and flat, looks great @Jackie :)

    6 months ago

  2. Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy

    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.

    6 months ago

  3. Expressive Media Expressive Media

    I love this version more! Great work and perfect grid alignment, very clean design! Great work Jackie!

    6 months ago

  4. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    @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.

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    6 months ago

  5. Anton Kudin Anton Kudin

    Can we enjoy your icons without the grid flashing? :)

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    6 months ago

  6. Jackie Tran Jackie Tran

    @Anton Kudin I actually love the grid system

    6 months ago

  7. Tomáš Černý Tomáš Černý

    @Anton Kudin you can take a screenshot :D

    6 months ago

  8. Chris Slowik Chris Slowik

    @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!

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    6 months ago

  9. Nuruzzaman Sheikh Nuruzzaman Sheikh

    Amazing icon!

    6 months ago

  10. Axel Herrmann Axel Herrmann

    @Eli Schiff 380 out of 3900....

    6 months ago

  11. Chris Slowik Chris Slowik

    @Axel Herrmann not a bad percentage actually. thats on par for a 'popular' shot.

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    6 months ago

  12. Axel Herrmann Axel Herrmann

    @Chris Slowik totally on your side, but its useless to put down ones feelings regarding a work by saying x people liked it.

    6 months ago

  13. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    @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.

    6 months ago

  14. Jackie Tran Jackie Tran

    @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.

    6 months ago

  15. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    @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.

    6 months ago

  16. Jimmy Zhu Jimmy Zhu

    like it

    6 months ago

  17. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    @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.

    6 months ago

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