5 comments

  • Chris CarellaChris Carella, 7 years ago

    lol, I agree with you but I'll take it one step further and mention that in the near future we might not even need a save icon. It's an auto-save world.

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    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 7 years ago

      agreed, increasingly so. the irony of this whole madness is by the time people are done over-thinking the save icon, manually saving will be as archaic as the floppy disk.

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  • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 7 years ago

    Complains about the fact that we're arguing over the save icon and then proceeds to argue about the save icon.

    If some people don't like the save icon, let them change it. If you're happy with it, keep using it. Ultimately the icon that works best for your users is the best. The end.

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  • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, 7 years ago

    Hey Jim, don't know if you saw, but I wrote basically the same thing last week ( http://connortomas.com/2013/04/in-defence-of-the-floppy-disk-save-symbol/ )

    The reaction from designers was a strong confirmation of what you're arguing: very few designers want the save symbol redesigned. Still, I think it's a debate worth having, as it touches on some deep questions about how symbols operate in user interfaces. Defending the save symbol has clarified my thinking in this area, and for that I'm grateful to PJ for opening up the dialogue.

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    • Jim Silverman, 7 years ago

      had not seen your piece. though, our posts seem quite different -- yours is much better written.

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