New Browser Opera Neon for Mac(opera.com)

almost 6 years ago from Matthias Hoyer, Lead Engineer Website at STYLIGHT

  • Jernej Horvat, almost 6 years ago

    Once you learn the meaning of each icon it's not complicated and since users use a browser a lot, it's ok to dump the labels. I always felt that icon+label is redundant. Why use two elements (image and text) to convey one action?

    1 point
    • Account deleted almost 6 years ago

      I saw this design pattern a little while back (can't seem to find the link now), about dynamically disappearing icon labels.

      For the first few times the user uses the app, the label would appear under/beside the icon. But over time, with more frequent use of the app, the label gets smaller and eventually disappears, leaving behind a label-less icon.

      It was really interesting to me since the interface grows (or in this case shrinks) with the user's familiarity of the app. This is meant to work better for mobile interfaces (a la a bottom tab bar) but I feel like the pattern can apply on desktop interfaces as well.

      6 points