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NEW Metro UI Dock Icons, Good for Docks???? by dAKirby309 NEW Metro UI Dock Icons, Good for Docks???? by dAKirby309
For those of you wondering what this is for:

My buddy ~ntim007 here on dA has stated something worth thinking about regarding the new update to my Metro UI Dock Icon Set "This will look a bit small on docks, so the new icons should be called StartScreen edition"...

This got me worried, he may be right. I have tested the new icons myself on a dock and they do look fine, you can tell what they are but still, I don't know if that would be for the good of the common user to make this huge change on just about every icon in the set currently.

You are downloading the provided .ZIP of my current progress on the changes for a very important reason: to help determine if these should replace the current icons for docks OR if they should be a completely separate Deviation geared towards the Windows 8 Start Screen!!! I need your thoughts on this, test out these images on your computer and leave a comment telling me what you think!!! And don't forget to read the Readme provided in the download!!

DOWNLOAD THE BETA HERE:



I really appreciate it, thank you in advance!! :)
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:iconjuanmas7er:
JUANMAS7ER Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
As always, great work here!
But, here's a little critic. I think the icons (the white shapes of the programs) should be a little bit smaller, like the size of the Microsoft offical ones.
Here's how my tiles (made with Oblytile) looks in comparison with the default tiles ones [link]
Other than that, again, awesome work
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah, I see what you mean.. but it is too late to go and do this to every single one of them; and I am aware of (in case you noticed, most likely) the fact that mine are centered while official ones are about 2/3 of the icon high. :iconainq: is working on that at the moment as I have little time to do so myself at the moment...

Thank you for your suggestion, I will try to take this into consideration, hopefully in the near future, BUT the goal was to make these look better on a desktop DOCK and the Win8 Start Screen, so I will think about possibly making a separate deviation ONE DAY exclusively for the Start Screen, but currently this will do...

And thanks for the compliment, glad you like them! :D
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uneek1ne Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
what other programs are you going to add to the icons?
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm, off the top of my head I know of Trillian, the Office 2013 icons, and Adobe Creative Cloud. I'm sure I added more than that though. (not at home currently)
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
BTW, outlook is blue not yellow
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I know. I made it that way intentionally. I prefer the yellow color, it is what most people are used to and I think it looks better. :)
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N-Studios-2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As do I.
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:iconntim007:
ntim007 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Now that i can see how it looks , I don't really think it's necessary
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear, I did not think I would have to make a new deviation for these but I still wanted some other viewpoints before the official update. :)
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:iconcjgates:
cjgates Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'd use these if I actually utilised a dock.
Epic idea though. I'll be using your icons in my Start screen, regardless.
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. These are not exclusively for the dock, even these beta icons, use them how you wish, the Start Screen will work too, most of these will not be changed upon the official release of the update so go ahead and change the ones you can if you prefer, I just have a lot more to get through before it's ready officially! :D
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:iconcjgates:
cjgates Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ohh, great! Thanks for that.
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:iconsuprvillain:
SuprVillain Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
looks good to me :D
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you put these images on a dock and whatnot? I do think I should not make a new deviation for these but I still need the average person's opinion on them as well. :)
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If i could use a dock (but i dont use them) i would have no issue, I think that your friend wants you to crop out some of the outer edges, leafing more of a white picture of the icon. But thats NOT metro style at all. Big, large colorful borders = Metro, not huge icons and some colored border. Thats Windows xp/vista/7/8
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, when I released the first image of this update to DA (a couple days ago) he said he liked how the white image was getting size reduction (which is what I've been wanting to do for quite some time, just never had the patience until I came up w/ a new way of producing these more quickly) then a day later he stated that these might be a bit too small for a dock. Then he left a comment HERE earlier today saying after he has tried them out he likes the way it looks. :D
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you think he is bi-polar much?
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:icondakirby309:
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol idk, just unsure. =P
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