Visual Sugar(

over 6 years ago from Paul Macgregor, Runs, Freelance Designer, Etc.

  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, over 6 years ago

    In the Dropbox example, the menu on the left doesn't look cleaner because they got rid of icons... they got rid of options. Slimmed down choice, made the text larger, and inverted the color paradigm for clarity. They did clean up the action icons and folder icons though, but didn't address their visual weight so that update is definitely more about layout and IA than about visual sugar.

    Hot take time:

    Dieter's turntable looks like a toy. Idk if I'd rather have that over the Fairchild, and I'm one of us.

    P.S. Vanilla ice cream sucks, chocolate is better.

    12 points
    • Lucas LazaroLucas Lazaro, over 6 years ago

      I must agree with you, the article make wild assumptions and is very light on content and argument to support it. I know it makes a valid point of over abusing visual stimuli in order to create uncluttered and clearer interfaces, but it does so by generalizing certain UI elements and providing examples that do not necessarily fall into the problem-space in discussion.

      PS: Chocolate ice cream beats up vanilla any day, and if it's going to be vanilla some cookie in it does make the experience more fulfilling. :D

      1 point