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Entry #124 - Button & icon design - by webad
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Tapforms picked a winning design in their button or icon contest

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  • Last feedback - Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:30:05 +0000
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  1. User
    99designs
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    Fri, 20 Nov 2009 06:22:00 +0000
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    The contest holder has extended this contest to 10 days.

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    tapforms
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    Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:34:27 +0000
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    Hi Winslow,

    Yes, I agree, #127 looks like oil drums. But the border is cool and that's what got my attention. The inside definitely needs to change.

    Thanks,

    Brendan

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    Winslow
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    Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:47:52 +0000
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    #127 looks like oil drums

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    tapforms
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    Thu, 19 Nov 2009 05:17:45 +0000
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    #127 is looking mighty interesting to me right now. With some modifications it could be a contender.

    Thanks,

    Brendan

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    shadyrudy
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    Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:11:20 +0000
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    Thanks for the link. I am always looking for best practices.

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    tapforms
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    Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:33:21 +0000
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    So far I really like the submissions by Hezral and Webad. #123 and #118 are my favourites so far. It's going to get difficult to pick a winner!

    Brendan

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    tapforms
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    Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:20:05 +0000
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    Hi everyone,

    In the article to the iPhone app icon best practices, pay particular attention to the Details section. Some of those icons have incredible details and shading. You know what they say... "the devil is in the details". Every pixel in this icon should be slaved over to make perfect. Well, perhaps that's the next step after I pick a winner. :-)

    Thanks,

    Brendan

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    IADina
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    Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:53:35 +0000
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    Thanks CH its a nice link :)

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    99designs
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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:49:42 +0000
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    The contest holder has increased the guaranteed prize from $150 to $200, fully prepaid to 99designs.

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:30:40 +0000
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    Hello Designers,

    If you haven't already read it, here's a good article on best practices for iPhone app icon design:

    http://pixelresort.com/blog/iphone-…practises/

    Thanks,

    Brendan

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:11:42 +0000
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    AshokJingar, There was no gloss on #5. It has a nice metallic sheen to the border which I like. The gloss I'm talking about that I don't like is the standard gloss that most iPhone icons have. It is put there automatically by Apple, but the developer can tell Apple to turn that off when you build your app.

    Winslow, yes #81 is very nice. I've responded to the designer already. I like the blue-print sketch look and the splash of colour, but I don't like the actual pen, or whatever that is. The one with the rings on the right was very interesting, but there were too many rings I think.

    Thanks,

    Brendan

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    Winslow
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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 21:33:12 +0000
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    #81 is verrrrrry nice!!

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    AshokJingar
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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:59:59 +0000
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    Hi, I though you said 'No Gloss', but icons like #5 (which looks cool btw) do have Gloss, unless what you mean by Gloss is different to what I mean. Can you clear this up please?

    Thanks, AJ

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 04:23:05 +0000
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    Hi CH,

    Thanks for your feedback. Just wanted to know if I was heading in the right direction.

    Regards,
    i_dezign

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 02:09:52 +0000
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    Hello i_dezign,

    I responded to your proposal. I'm sorry, but the top-down look is not what I am going for. I really like so far design #56 because it has elements of my old logo, plus the concept of the 3 tier database cylinder. It even looks like 3 iPhone text input fields also, which my original icon was based upon. So it sort of brings a bunch of the elements I like all together without being too busy or distracting.

    Thanks!

    Brendan

    P.S. I'm sorry if I'm a little slow in responding to anyone here. I'm on vacation in Las Vegas right now so I'm responding when I can get back to a Wifi connection in my hotel :-)

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    i_dezign
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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:23:57 +0000
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    Hi CH,
    Any feedback on my proposals?

    Thanks.

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