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Hopefully, the Ultimate Guide to a Flat Icon Set (muz.li)
68 points by josephscott 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 14 comments



Agreed on points in the article. Would be good to note that using thinner stroke for interior details (and thicker strokes for "important" lines that represent large depth discontinuities) is also a reasonable design choice (example: https://dribbble.com/shots/1324699-Icons https://dribbble.com/shots/1329630-More-Icons )–this is pretty common in non-icon illustrations as well.


Don't really see a point in all the gifs. Would be much easier to see the difference if you just showed two separate images of good/bad examples.


Took me at least three loops to even realize what the gifs were illustrating.


Those gifs are awful and distracting.

Awful UX.


Good guidance badly executed. Click to reveal with no sideways scroll might have been better


> Good guidance badly executed.

Could you not think of a nicer way to word this, given that you consider the guidance 'good', and presumably understand a lot of work went into it?


The words about how to design icons are very good. But the execution of how to show them wasn't nearly as good. I think it had an overall consistency, but unfortunately it worked against the intent of the 1->2 reveal because it was hard to get a stable view of the icon images before/after.

Hows that?


> Hows that?

There's a balance and you missed it both times


The persistent webpage bar takes up 1/3rd of my screen on landscape. Highly irritatng


That's the fault of Medium, not the author. Are you going to post this comment on every Medium post?


No it isn't. It's a feature of what Muz.li added and isn't as bad on other medium articles.


This plugin fixes that: https://github.com/thebaer/MMRA


Those GIFS are highly annoying and not useful at all.


Questionable UX and site design choices by the author aside, I found the advice for graphic design of flat icons to be spot-on.

Re-packaged into a gist or some other less-annoying format sans-gifs, and this would be a stellar resource.




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