1:33 PM

One more version.

posted under by Pinheiro | Edit This

After reading all of the coments and testing several of the ideas in them, I ended up going for the "Delorean" time gauge.... with a twist....

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Dennis Martin said...

It's interesting that you chose that date. That's when I get 18.

jmaspons said...

It looks nice but it's a problem for internationalization. Anyway maybe it's enough grafic.

Anonymous said...

Ola Mr Pine
The whole idea beyond an icon is that it should be immediately clear what it means. That's the idea beyond traffic signs as well.
They are and have to be extremely consistent to be immediately understandable. They don't have complex patterns and/or gradients etc.
Why is it not possible to design icons the same intentions in mind as traffic signs?

Eu gosto dos teus icons porque são visualmente agradáveis mas não tenho a certeza se são práticos.

Pinheiro said...

@Anonymous unfurtunalty this is not as simple as "dont turn left" I wish it was...
Btw not all trafic signs are easy to understand.

Anonymous said...

Date of my birthdays! This icon looks great!

Sho said...

@Anonymous: This is an application icon, not an action icon. KDE tries to keep action icons simple and straight-forward. Application icons serve the dual function of conveying purpose and establishing a visual brand, hence a more artistic/metaphoric approach is taken there.

Sho said...

Oops, forgot to add: Loving it! The new version is definitely the best so far.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous: I don't want icons like traffic signs on my desktop. That would be really boring. And there's nothing wrong about beautiful icons if they are still meaningful. I think Oxygen is beautiful and meaningful. But you're free to use whatever icon set you want.

Angel Blue01 said...

Very pretty! Could you make the date in ISO8601 format please? :)

Fri13 said...

Wow! I must say too that you have chosed great date, it is my birthday too ;-)

Hence from that my Nickname ;-)

Supreme1012 said...

use an HOURGLASS inside of the vault. I guarantee it will look good

Maz said...

Oi, this one is great!

Anonymous said...

Much more obvious it has to do with time, gives the impression of a safe that can only be opened on a specific date.

Anonymous said...

Great!

Gustaf H said...

Day / Month / Year ???

Who says the backwards americans are always right? And what about ISO Standard?

Year / Month /day is the proper way, you know!

/j

Anonymous said...

the americans use the more logical format month/day/year ;)

EY said...

Looks pretty cool! It might be harder to distinguish at smaller sizes (or further from the screen) than the other version, though. The text won't be readable at smaller sizes.

Anonymous said...

A sand watch would be cool in the vault would be good.

Autumn Autist said...

Looks well but I think a round number combination key vault would be a better vault symbol.

like this (but with vault)
http://www.downpourproductions.com/img/vault/vault_banner.jpg

you could even use a round calender for the numbers in the combination

You should work on the door hinge

um abraço forte

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Maybe you should consider lager numbers and letters to make them more readable and to emphasize their importance. Also red on black might not be the best choice for contrast.

stefan said...

I agree that this is the best one so far...

...but I too guess a hourglass one would look even better - besides having no problems with date formats. :-D

Jakob Petsovits said...

I fear you won't notice any of that date goodness when the icon is down to a size where people normally view it. It's already hard to recognize on the smaller version that you posted.

Personally, I think using the "clock lock" was a pretty nice idea, but oh well.

behavedave said...

I like but it may not scale so well as the previous user mentioned.

Dread Knight said...

I like it... but...
a small icon of it will probably suck.

Why don't you try keeping things as simple as possible?

Gareth Doutch said...

How about a circular kind of vault:

http://blog.qnect.net/wp-content/thevault.jpg

Which better lends itself to having a clock face superimposed.

m4rC0_p4 said...

The concept is ok but you should inclinate the front side, prospective looks bad :S

Ps: sorry my bad english

Mario said...

The vault with the date is a lot better than the first one.

I'm against a sand clock. I think it will look out of place.

While the numeric date is displayed different across the globe, the way the author layout it (with the titles above) is more than self explanatory IMHO.

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