A quick mockup of what Calendar.app could look like if it actually matched the app icon. I did make a version with the metal rings, but did not like it. The rings looks great at an angle on the app icon, but from a straight-on perspective it feels awkward.
Also, thank you @Manolo Sañudo for the glyphs for Search and Full-Screen. Made the mockup process a little faster.
over 1 year ago
See what happens if you incorporate what these two guys said about Calendars and you'll be golden: http://brooksreview.net/2010/09/sucky-calendars/ and http://www.marco.org/2010/03/28/more-ideas-than-time-logarithmic-calendar-view
Great rendering by the way.
Glad I could be of help to you :p
@Eli Schiff I think a lot of people use their calendars differently. I rarely use today's view, because I'll see my schedule in notification center everyday. I rarely open the actual calendar, only as an assitant to help schedule things with another person. I can see whether this week or next week would work best. I don't need to navigate around too much to see what I need to see. I understand there may be "power" Calendar users, who may really want some custom calendar app, but I don't think that's what Apple should be working on. Apple should work on refining their general purpose Calendar app, while third parties can help solve the needs of Calendar power users.
This looks a lot nicer than the current one which I find hideous. Nice work!
I think that much red in an interface is an eyesore. It also doesn't add much character—it's very flat and simple—so I don't see much benefit to a skeuomorphic interface like this. Personally I think Mountain Lion found a nice balance there—the skeuomorphic bits add character, but they don't waste space, add clutter, or limit functionality.
The Calendar icon and the interface itself look so different because they're modeled after different things. They're both modeled after real world calendars that look just like them. The type of calendar in the icon isn't something you'd make notes on, you'd just glance at it to see the date.
I don't think it's a problem that the two are completely different. It's nice when an icon can match the interface, but it usually doesn't work. No reason to force it—just make both look great.
@Matt Zanchelli You make a great point! I guess I'm one of those 'power' calendar users then :)
FAR better then the original one from Lion and Mountain Lion.
Think I would rather have red buttons in the toolbar.
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