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It's a fair point and a good example of where it would be useful, now thinking about the red 'remove' button you get on iOS and it is helpful to have it in red.
I guess I'm torn. As per my reply to Marc below, I think there are other ways in making it clear to a user that their actions could be important decisions, but at the same time, maybe a styled button is the solution that users are most accustomed to!
You are quite right, I didn't, I started at 8.0. What was the dire scenario?
But when you have companies trying to trick users into choosing the option that is beneficial to them, then I disagree. If it's such an important step, there are other ways of making a message clear rather than through the use of styled buttons.
Isn't this better to show a 'fair choice' to the user?
Whilst I understand the need for contrasting buttons, the only reason I can think of doing so is for marketing purposes (i.e. to subconsciously make a user pick the 'highlighted' choice to, for example, buy a product or agree to something).
I can't think of a scenario where the consequences of making a choice would be 'dire'.
Tiago, you need to interact more with the community rather than just posting to imaginarycloud.com all the time.
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Ok, my colleagues are getting angry now haha.
Side note: Couldn't use a 'reload' button. If I'm coding in Atom, I want to save the file to the codebase. I don't want Atom to reload, I want Chrome to reload.
The user should have the option. If I'm coding something up, I don't want it autosaving because I have a script that reloads my local development site every time I save. If I haven't finished writing the code I'm working on and it autosaves, I'll just get a screen of errors.
Gotta admit though, I'm going off topic. I see where you're coming from and it's opened up a bit of a discussion at work haha. My colleagues are now saying "Why stop there? Let's change the phone icon" and "save_alt looks more like a download button"
What is a 'mouse'? Did it come with a floppy disk?
Just google 'save icon' and see what comes up. From a usability point of view, it's useful if the user understands something straight away because they have seen it elsewhere.
It's like saying why do people still use a camera icon when everyone uses their phones! What icon is used to represent 'camera' on iOS? I guess they could use the 'iPhone' icon, but then users might confuse that with phoning someone... Do you see the point I'm making?
And the point of this on Designer News is...
Be nice. Or else.
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