Over at GoSquared HQ, we've been working on giving our homepage a refresh. Although it's not quite done yet, we thought we'd give you a sneak peek of what's to come with some of the icons we use as features.
What'd you think, guys and girls?
over 1 year ago
Looks good guys. Not too sure about the second one. It's not entirely clear what it's representing. Maybe it looks better in context? Again, good job :)
@Elliot Thanks, man! It's a hard one (it represents the ability to drag and drop widgets), but it does seem a bit unclear. I'll look into it.
The radar icon could definitely use more "punch". It feels under-stated compared to the other ones.
@Visual Idiot I did think of that one but wasn't entirely sure. Maybe if you increased the motion blur on the black icon it may make it a little more obvious? You're right, it's a hard one.
Perhaps for the drag and drop icon, have a pointer dragging the black icon, and instead of the grey roundsquare underneath, have a dotted roundsquare.
@Visual Idiot I really liked the radar icon you made recently when it was circular; I feel that it'd work well in this set, as it'd be a contrasting shape in comparison to the squarish icons.
If they're all squarish or rectangular, then the user gets a lil' bored, sure it's about familiarity, but it's expected, and when things are expected visually, nothing is exciting.
So, perhaps by using a variety circular, squarish and rectangular icons you can create further interest and visual 'excitement'. The familiarity should really be in the look and the finish of the icons (like your signature gradient with that subtle glow from the bottom), and the shapes different to one another.
Just my 5c (we don't have 2c any more in Oz).
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