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pouet intro icons suggestion

category: general [glöplog]
I'm with mog on this one. More minimalism doesn't only look better, it also makes the icons more readable.

added on the 2013-09-13 18:01:02 by raizor raizor
The current one is still the superior, since (most of) the icons are distinctively color coded. Humans recognize by color far better than by shapes, especially when they're that tiny and many of the symbols are quite similar. If you filter 1k and 4k intros in the prodlist.php you can differentiate between the two much easier with the current set.
added on the 2013-09-13 18:26:01 by noby noby
Simplification is what made me want to kill the people who made Visual Studio 2012.
For me the shape, the color, the contrast, ... are all important.

I'm not necessarily for a fat border, but keeping an identical border at least gives some consistency to the icons independently of which platform or category they represent.

Absolute flatness is just a shortcut for 'do whatever the fuck you want' which generally looks ugly and messy :)
added on the 2013-09-13 20:01:06 by Dbug Dbug
A more minimalistic approach does not mean that you have to rule out color or shape. Actually, it endorse both color and shape.
added on the 2013-09-13 20:16:36 by Frost Frost
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added on the 2013-09-13 22:23:33 by rudi rudi
tried the middle one. not sure how much embossing would work.
imho too much ebossing on current icons.
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if i was to work on these icons, i wos unsure about the middle or lower icon style.
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added on the 2013-09-13 23:01:37 by rudi rudi
how about this one?

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how about this one?

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added on the 2013-09-20 19:04:30 by rudi rudi
no offense rudi but they're fugly both regarding design (asymmetric shape is horrible) and technically (aliasing looks bad).

why the fake border anyway? as said before. it doesnt fit the rest of the pouet design and as pandur says, it's a waste of pixel space... just make a square with a color for coding/categorizing and then the logo or text on top as it is now. minimalism and effective.
i'd join the party... but for some reason my tools glitch and refuse to work on this file. o_O
added on the 2013-09-20 20:27:39 by yumeji yumeji
I like rudis icon set.
One can have a custom avatar and you can contribute pouet logos. Why not enable custom icon set or even a custom pouet css?
added on the 2013-09-20 20:55:12 by ddeml ddeml
I kind of like the icons as they are.
added on the 2013-09-20 21:06:02 by Shinobi Shinobi
Or maybe a set where more details are displayed, just not those minimalistic ones.
added on the 2013-09-20 21:08:47 by Shinobi Shinobi
i think rudis icons are way better than the current ones
added on the 2013-09-20 21:09:02 by v3nom v3nom
is this good? tell me. just for me to feel better. i'd not want to see them on here. :D

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and now... i'd change them all from 1k up alil too so all same "font" but... yeh... this was about the <1k
added on the 2013-09-20 21:17:12 by yumeji yumeji
Unreadable. 3 digits + big border = no go.
i thought it's not really about reading it perfectly. sure right... you have too get pretty close to see. i don't really care tho. in case... they all got popup info. but yeah... maybe a color code would make it more obvious. :D
added on the 2013-09-20 21:45:16 by yumeji yumeji
If you can't read it, then there's no point to extend it to 3 digits anyway.
just cause... maybe the american way would do? 1/2 or 1/4 or 1/8 k? or .digits?
added on the 2013-09-20 21:49:32 by yumeji yumeji
thanks ddeml and v3nom!
added on the 2013-09-20 21:54:57 by rudi rudi
rudi +1 except Tux icon
added on the 2013-09-21 00:26:58 by merkur merkur
They're nice rudi, but they don't really fit pouet - same with the current ones. Everything here is flat, and mostly has a black 1px border, no insets or emboss borders.
However they're a step in the right direction, keep it up :)
added on the 2013-09-21 00:43:46 by mog mog
Well, it's not like the rest of the icons is 100% consistent, either - just look at the piggie, which has plain colours, versus the thumbs, which have gradients, suggesting depth - kinda like the platform buttons. But yeah, rudi's going into the right direction with a lighter border.
we also need to ditch the terrible blue everywhere!
I like Rudi's best so far. Maybe make the border even just a plain inset (negative) border, like the icon is actually "looking thru" the background.
added on the 2013-09-21 17:34:32 by Salinga Salinga


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