Safari, redesigned

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  1. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I haven't liked any redisigns or concpts I have seen so far in here but i have to admit, this one IMO looks lot better then the one currently on iOS 7.
     
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    Personally, I'd like to see a complete departure as when I look at the current ios7 icon and all redesigns – I think Compass.

    I believe an icon has two functions, one to fit with the theme of the OS and the other, to quickly indicate the purpose of the application.

    Many designs achieve one, but not both.
     
  5. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

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    This is simply just a very small improvement over the original one, no offence. I think the problem with the Safari icon currently is because its a huge circle within a boxy icon with two arrows as though its a compass rather than the iconic safari itself.

    This redesigned logo is a small improvement by adding little textures and designs with the world map design, but it would be better if the world map shown is more visible instead of faded away. It still looks a little like the original one.

    I still like this Safari icon design as posted by rmwebs: http://dribbble.com/shots/1107955-Flat-Safari-Icon-iOS7

    But kudos to the creator for putting in effort!
     
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    That's a nice looking icon. Is there a way you could submit it to Apple as a recommendation?
     
  7. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    What exactly is the red & white arrow in the Safari icon meant to be? It's a serious question.

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    I don't think that's the way things work with Apple.
     
  8. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I personally like this Dribbble shot more:
     

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  9. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, I'm not an iOS developer, nor am I a graphical designer, but the red and white arrows of the Safari icon has been there ever since safari arrived on the mac and the same iconic design is brought over to the iPhone. So I don't really know.

    I mean the arrows can stay on the icon. I think the main problem with the safari icon in iOS 7 is that its a blue circle within a white box. Thats my own reasoning why people are unhappy about it. Safari used to be a full blue icon, if you get my drift.
    Not only that, if you look at the stock home screen of iOS 7, Safari sticks out like a thorn beside fully neon icons like Music, Mail and Phone.

    It's rather hard to explain why the icon is quite an eyesore, but i suppose ^ is the best possible reason I could come up personally.
     
  10. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I agree, however it just doesn't bother me the slightest. If anything, I don't like the music icon! The colour just stands out of the rest so much!

    PS: I always thought the arrow on safari icon was mean't to represent the compas on the top of the globe, though it does have white colour on the other half instead of blue.
     
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    Probably not, but it doesn't hurt to try. :)
     
  12. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

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    What I have gathered from all the feedback about icons is that apps that generally employ the same colour scheme received little negative responses, but apps like Safari and Music which employs a different scheme received a number of negative responses on the other hand.
    The music icon is red instead of reddish-orange (perhaps majority orange) in iOS 6. The Safari icon is yet another departure from the usual colour scheme and design.

    Another icon that I rather dislike is the game center icon. What does 4 overlapping coloured balls have any reference to being a game center besides being a little fun looking? I would prefer a flattened and modern designed version of the iOS 6 game center icon.

    Having said everything I knew about iOS 7 icons, I believe iOS 7 still remains a huge and innovative update overall .
     
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    Perhaps if you can totally remove the white circle and make the atlas texture blend with the entirely blue icon, it would be perfect .
     
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The safari icon has always been meant to resemble a compass. The arrow in the middle represents the needle in the middle of the compass.

    You need a compass when you go on a safari (which is a journey/expedition).
     
  16. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    The icon is a little North-American-centric, don't you think? ;)
     
  17. Prototypical macrumors 6502

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    There are people in other parts of the world? :confused:




    ;)
     
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    You could make the same argument about the current icon in iOS6 -- it's showing only the Americas. But I think the link posted above showing no map is more 'universal'.
     
  20. falconeight Guest

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    I don't think anyone really understands the grid system that apple introduced. Beta one is very basic and if the clock icon means anything then everyone is far behind apple. When finished the icons on ios 7 will be amazing. Change isn't your enemy!
     
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    I don't think Apple understands the grid system Apple introduced.
     
  22. phillies262834 macrumors member

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    This was my best interpretation of what you said.[​IMG]
     
  23. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Of course not! How can a multi billion dollar worth company be capable of that?
     

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