Win8 Metro Style Icons

By on October 25, 2011 2:39:24 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

RoodVargas

Join Date 07/2001
+8

Hello guys I am working on some Metro style tile icons and need some input on what looks best. Circles on tiles yes or no? Multi-color tiles yes or no?

18 Replies
Search this post
Subscription Options


Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 1:42:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use the Metro theme because its different for a change then the transparent norm of Aero, but those icons look interesting. If you have a test set of them, please send me a private message and I can give you detailed feedback

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 2:11:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you really want to shake things up, give them a 3-D effect using light, shadow, and reflection.......(or not)

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 2:42:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Plain boring like the whole metro idea. Sorry.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
Sign Up or Login and this ad disappears!
There are many great features available to you once you register. Sign Up for a free account and browse the forums without ads.
November 3, 2011 6:10:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting c242,
Plain boring like the whole metro idea. Sorry.
I have to agree...... Not my cup of cake

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 6:23:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Those icons are a huge step backwards. They definitely need some tweaking.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 6:54:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would suggest using darker colors over a white back ground, they are too bright and clash badly imo.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 3, 2011 6:55:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Gotta say i agree, These look like something from 10 years ago. Win 8 Metro is a major step backwards in my opinion

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 2:25:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow thanks for the info.  I will not release these icons since metro seems to not be very popular. I do own a win7 phone with mango and I do love the interface.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 3:24:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is like Windows 98 all over again.  But wait...Win98 icons used more colors than this.  I could go into MS Word 2010 and apply a simple bevel to these icons, and it would look a million times better already.  This reminds me of Adobe's CS3-5 Icons, except there's no gradients.

@RoodVargas, Since desktop customization seems to be a niche market now, you could work on and release a "spiced up" version of these metro icons with high-resolutions for docks; as well as shadows, lighting, reflections, bevels, etc. For the casual, mainstream market/users, release the same icons as you pictured above.  Just a suggestion.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 4:10:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Win8 Win8 Win8. That's it. Awesome boot time, low resource usage. If it works that's what using a computer really should be all about. Skinning for it is another matter. With the bright creative minds around here I have no doubt that it will be made to look cool and that's what WC is all about.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 5:01:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree with VistArtXPosed. Don't let the opinons of a few discourage you from releasing your work.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 5:16:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

"Skin for yourself, share what you want to share.  Skin some more." - ZubaZ, January 6, 2008

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 6:02:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Chasbo,
Win8 Win8 Win8. That's it. Awesome boot time, low resource usage. If it works that's what using a computer really should be all about. Skinning for it is another matter. With the bright creative minds around here I have no doubt that it will be made to look cool and that's what WC is all about.

As an artist and a skinner the most important thing for me is the issue of customization... CAN you skin it and HOW MUCH ?

If all those boxes frames and backgrounds are indeed skinnable it probably would look really awesome if someone did a " Win 8 Out-of-the-box Blind" for it. If the more "regular" look is skinnable as welll......I´d buy it for sure !!

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 6:33:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
"Skin for yourself, share what you want to share. Skin some more." - ZubaZ, January 6, 2008

I know typos are your forte, but your own nick?

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 7:31:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 7:43:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Daiwa,
I know typos are your forte, but your own nick?
Typos?  What typos?  

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
November 13, 2011 8:09:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
Quoting Daiwa, reply 14I know typos are your forte, but your own nick? Typos?  What typos?  

LOL

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
Stardock Forums v1.0.0.0    #108431  walnut1   Server Load Time: 00:00:00.0001250   Page Render Time:

Home | About | Privacy | Upload Guidelines | Terms of Service | Help
WinCustomize © 2014 Stardock Corporation. All Rights Reserved.