MacRumors Forums Theme Change and New Platform

arn

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I'm really not a huge fan of these new icons. While they're certainly more individually distinct than the old ones, they're not very "apple".

Are you fully committed to them?
Not necessarily. But I’m surprised people have a strong feeling about them.
 
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needfx

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I think the icons look quite smart fwiw - like that they are now in colour rather than being flat white and having them expand beyond the circles is a simple but elegant depth/ layering effect 👍
yes, and it's being implemented on MR video thumbnails too, that's where I first noticed it
 

Scepticalscribe

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I'm not. Some people revert to weeping and gnashing of teeth over the silliest of things on the Internet and these forums.
Agreed.

As Mary Soamas (Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, and by far the most sane and balanced of all of his offspring) remarked about her brother Randolph (who was utterly spoiled and indulged by his father), "He would pick a fight with a chair in an empty room".

Or, as my brother put it, there are people who "would fight with their toe-nails."
 

dwfaust

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I'm not. Some people revert to weeping and gnashing of teeth over the silliest of things on the Internet and these forums.
Stating that one does not care for the look of the new icons is not necessarily "weeping and gnashing of teeth"... it's simply stating a fact... and apparently there is a fair amount of dislike for the new icons, and I am yet to read any such carrying on...
 

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Stating that one does not care for the look of the new icons is not necessarily "weeping and gnashing of teeth"... it's simply stating a fact... and apparently there is a fair amount of dislike for the new icons, and I am yet to read any such carrying on...
I was going more on a broad generalization of things on the Internet, not specifically this particular topic.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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I was going more on a broad generalization of things on the Internet, not specifically this particular topic.
To my mind, it is the extraordinary disconnect, or stark disproportion, between whatever the actual issue is and the degree of almost incandescent rage that it sometimes seems to provoke that is most striking, especially online, something that the internet seems amplify and facilitate.
 
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cambookpro

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I don't mind the new icons, though the 'offset frame' works better on some than on others. The macOS, Desktops, Notebooks, Alternatives, iOS Apps, Code sharing, Apple TV, Services, Design and Graphics, Photography and Picture Gallery icons in particular looks like a rendering error rather than artistic choice. I think most could be fixed by offsetting more to the left (so it's clearer the circle mask is intentional) and/or changing the size of the icons relative to the circular frame.
 
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Zealgr

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I really like the new look with the icons. Don't pay much attention to the artistic side of them but I think it looks nice and colorful.
 

D.T.

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I don't really care, but if I do take a second to consider this [new section icon] design, I definitely think the previous style was better.