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Looks like a comparison

posted under by Pinheiro | Edit This
Has i promised here is a comparison betwin the old play and the new play icon.


Made some improvements to the new one.
Righ now im tempted to use the new one, the blue, but the old one was very sharp and fited beter a oxygen icon set that seams to be fading.
Seams black is not that popular :P

(seams like there is some confusion on witch one is new or old hope the new image helps)
david is puting up a good fight

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Anonymous said...

Never liked the old one! The new one instead is wonderful! Really a great improvement!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's that black is not popular, the new one just looks cooler than the old one. The new one in black would be fine too :) I'm not a big fan of the "dented in" look of the old one.

Ivan Čukić said...

I like the new one better. Maybe you can try experimenting with combining the sharp-cornered triangle (with the gradients on it).

The second advice would be to alter the new one - to make the inner wave a bit shorter. I hope you understand what I mean.

Cheers, and keep up the excellent work!

felipe said...

Am I the only one who thnks that such controls should be as simple as possible?

I mean, why a triangle *inside* a round button, which will in turn fit into a square place?

Maybe it's just me :D

Anonymous said...

Both look quite nice but I prefer the old one.

I don't like the light half circle in the bottom left corner of the new version.
For me it looks like illumination but the light source of GUI elements is usually in the top left corner.

I prefer the much sharper triangle in the new 32x32 and 16x16 versions though.
I don't like it if the smaller icon sizes look blurry because I only use these small sizes (the only exception is my desktop with 48x48 icons).

Anonymous said...

Oops, I just realized that the black one is the old version...

So I prefer the new/blue one (and the sharper triangle of the old/black one).

Sorry. I should read the blog text more carefully next time...

David said...

Prepare to be defied on this player actions :)

I like the blue icon of course, it's nice but I've something a bit different in mind. Let's see.

Thomas said...

Sorry but I don't like any of those two.

The new one is much too blurry, and the old one has problems with the light source and thus just doesn't look good.

But what really disturbs me, and what someone already mentioned here is:
Why do you need a circle around it? The arrow itself would be _way_ better. Just the arrow, like in Tango iconset for example. This is really essential IMO, you also don't but the folder icon in such a bubble like you do with the play icon.

Pinheiro said...

Hehehe we have ourselfs a fight ladies and gents.
Cool :).
Fire your best icon David,

We know the name of the winner.... KDE

Temet said...

Sorry, I made the same mistake that another guy, I though the black one was the new.

As I said, I like both, but I prefer the blue one!!

Thanks for your job ;)

Robert said...

Just to annoy you, I'll just mention that I prefer the old one.

GothicX said...

I like the blues (new ones).. Black can't be used for everything :-)

Nice work dude!

Anonymous said...

Both buttons don't look good, due to weird curves on the surface.

Anonymous said...

The sharp triangle is much better than the rounded one. The rounded edges is going back to the thing that oxygen was supposed to avoid "Cartoon style" which I personally don't like and there is a thousand cartoon styles out there already. P.S. please sort out that camera in oxygen - that is back to cartoon style and also makes the device look out of shape.

Anonymous said...

Hello Nuno, congrats about the icons, very clean and nice the new ones... can I ask you wich program is used to produce the new icons? Gimp? Inkscape?? thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I think the new one is too similar to the current forward button (see http://websvn.kde.org/*checkout*/trunk/playground/artwork/Oxygen/theme/svg/actions/forward.svg ).

Frankly I don't understand why there are still fundamental changes wrt really prominent action icons. The navigation icons e.g. have undergone so many changes from the brave concept of combining a ball with a triangle to the very reasonable green <- -> arrow-buttons to now circled tailless arrows (repeating that crystal-icon mistake again) that are so difficult to distinguish...

Pinheiro said...

Pure inkscape

Michael Pyne said...

BLUE! :)

(I'm a JuK co-dev btw so if you go with black can I have the sources to the blue ones? :)

Regards,
- Michael Pyne

Robert said...

I think the reason I don't like the blue one is that it uses about three different hues of blue. Which just looks wrong.

Incidentally that's also the reason why I can't stand any of the vista artwork. Too much stuff like that.

Pinheiro said...

OK after beeing riped apart by the compettition i declare david's wineer of the frist great Oxygen fight!

Next time you lose baby!

Anonymous said...

To bad i realy liked the blue ones alot beter.

Ivan said...

I prefer the black icon, but the "dented" effect created by the curve in the lower left doesn't make visual sense to me, it breaks the illusion of depth.

Freudian Slip said...

I like the new one too, it looks more "modern"!
Matt

Anonymous said...

in my opinion the black one looks ways better

Anonymous said...

I think the black one is better by far.

JoeJoe said...

i like the old one!

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The new icon is more stylized than the old one and gives certain ergonomic feel that I can't explain


I liked the old play icon.


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