With some icon concepts provided by Bryan Veloso.
almost 2 years ago
These look great and work really well on the site, awesome update!
Great one !
I'll preface this comment: I love that you guys are moving to all in-house icons. I also think Dribbble is a place for feedback and critique, moreso than most people seem open to. Apologies if this doesn't meet with everyone's viewpoint. I use GitHub constantly, and love your product and design – here's what jumps out at me:
• I love the breadth of things shown here and on GitHub, but I think these stand out from the light friendliness of the app's UI. GitHub in general seems to be working with a few different visual themes: glassy gradients, flat swiss whiteness, retro vectors, and sweet looking octocats. This discord is a common problem in large systems, and one I'm working to reduce in my work as well.
• The edgework is really sharp, especially in places like the comments – the corners are kinda violent/dangerous; in other words, the icons contain some "hotspots."
• IMHO the repo icons aren't communicating well – book doesn't say repo to me.
• The level of detail in repo, the clipboard, email, keyboard, etc is a little high – or its accentuated by sharpness. They're in an uncanny valley between being retro/bitmappy and crisp vectors.
• Some of the icons for files, folders, etc. seen live on GitHub cross the boundary of being too flat, again especially in contrast with the softness of the rest of GitHub.
• In the case of public/private repo, the emoticons used previously had stronger emotional ties and clearer communication. The "good karma" of a public repo seems to be absent from the new icons.
Definitely ambitious work to produce such a big set, I hope y'all keep iterating towards your usual level of awesome.
@Cameron McEfee really nice iconset fella ++
@Austin Bales Thanks for your feedback. Your comments are weighted with thought and experience and hold much more value than the majority of feedback we receive when publishing new things.
This icon set is a move to begin unifying the design of GitHub and bring all elements of the design under our control. This first iteration will certainly change over time and feedback like yours will be a big part of that.
Love the icon set and the documentation. It inspired me to create a glyph set and update the icons that my company uses. http://dribbble.com/shots/1065064-Paycons if you're interested.
10 months ago
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