My message to icon designers: stop focusing on the "fun" part of the job so much, which is drawing pretty icons (and don't get me wrong, those look great). The real problem with icons is not that we don't have enough nice-looking icons, it's that it's very hard to find icons. Very few sets are properly tagged beyond a filename, and there's even fewer ways to search across multiple sets.
This set looks great but I also know I'll never use it because there isn't a quick, practical way for me to know if there's an icon for "save" or "shopping cart" beyond looking at the icons one by one and hoping I didn't miss any.
To be fair, that's something that FontAwesome has pretty down pat. What I'd like to see is a metaphor search though.
Sasha, creator here. First to say, thanks a lot for your feedback, it's tremendously difficult to get honest feedback, thanks for the time you took expressing your opinion. Now, despite the honest critic, I'm with you. This pack it's not searchable, not tagged and it doesn't have a way to get individual downloads, however, if we were added all the functionality, we haven't ship yet this side project, which intended to be a way to get feedback and opinions for the new iconshock and try a new way to design icons.
Now, this specific pack is a conceptual pack, it's a laboratory on how we think icon customization should go, we have plenty of line and flat icons everywhere, and as you said, the fun part is becoming out of the game in professional icon companies and designers, Should icon designers start thinking in new ways to design, what about brutalist icon design ? or even return to a new, revamped skeuomorphism ? We are seeing a fantastic evolution in many fields of design, but I think icon design is kind of stuck.
What we found here: - Even having a great design, people need readable, taggable and searchable icons. - People loved the concept and the color customization options. - People liked a lot the UX, so, simplicity and usability, still the key. - We reached #2 in ProductHunt and then server failed due to the huge visits and a misconfiguration I didn't realize on time, so I discovered a new paradox: The bad-good news :)
And finally, an honest communication with our users is the way to create great projects.
Thanks for taking in my feedback :)
straight from a startup name generator. Why not Grdnt, or Greatient? Gradienterrific? Gradientr? :D
hahaha, the concept is to be able to Gradientify your icons ;) People loved the gradients we used so much, that asked for a gradient tool, so I need your advise on that tool's name ;)