Why the new Vivaldi icon? Here's why.
margarita last edited by Aronand
Releasing Vivaldi 1.11, we’ve updated the first thing you see when you start up your favorite browser – the application icon. Read on to find out why we changed it and how we got there.
Click here to see the full blog post
Steffie last edited by Steffie
When we first received the squircle, i was ambivalent. Since then i have grown to actively enjoy it. Indeed now when i see the older icon, i find myself recoiling a little bit & thinking "oh, that's kinda stale & old fashioned... actually staid even". The squrcle, to me, feels fresh, vibrant, fun & quirky... & i happen to like quirky things! Well done all.
Kadae last edited by
axander last edited by
The new icon looks good. I'm also curious about the upcoming visual overhaul. Hopefully, panels in full-screen will be supported. Maybe even dual-panels.
dunaldo66 last edited by
No! Rounded corners? More simple? Frendlier? No offences, but it looks like crap and the "old one" looks way better, it tells you:"Hey there, I'm cool, open me, we can spent some time surfing the web" and the new one tells you like:"Oh hi...I'm looking like everyone else, I'm rounded and dumb as they are hahaha, you can uninstall me, but who cares right haha?"
No kidding, the old one was cool, and this "windows" doesn't allow you to change icon everywhere so... well, I hope it's not the end.
luetage last edited by
The discarded ones look really really bad. I get a feeling you've chosen this specific selection on purpose ^^
Thot last edited by
Love it. By the way - on MacOS the Icon in "Apple" --> "Used Objects" I have a white V on red rounded background, something in between old and new Icon. Is this intended?
Nekomajin last edited by
This new icon is much better, than the old one. It's clean, but not too simple.
grwebguy last edited by
Thanks - the old logo always looked blurry and imprecise to me.
trojanobelix last edited by
Why is the menu icon different from the one that is shown in the task bar?
gruz7848 last edited by
I like the browser. I like how your company grows and develops. I do not like the new icon. The old one was better. But the company has the owner and this is his decision. It's useless to argue. The main thing now is that the email client will be released as soon as possible, right?
finneko last edited by
Old was so much better that I have replace new one away on my computers. I just hate that new icon. It awful.
But I love Vivaldi itself.
Blackbird last edited by
I can't help finding great humor in the variety and intensity of human reactions to a simple icon. Plus it goes a long way to illuminating the variety and intensity of user reactions in the forums and blog comments about the various evolutions in Vivaldi's feature-set and functionality. As users, we sure seem to be an opinionated and contentious lot at times...
iAN CooG last edited by
For what I care V icon could be simply a V tick sign, I care of the quality of the browser.
herrnagell last edited by
More important are some Icons for the speeddial folders.
hgc last edited by
I prefer the old icon. Not sure why - I was used to it, I don't like change for the sake of change, the old one just a cleaner look to it.
mossman last edited by mossman
Well put me down in the "no" camp, sorry.
As I said on the 1.11 release blog, I find the new version more cluttered and looks much less clean than the old one.
I'm still waiting for a poll where we can measure the community reaction...
Edit: also, no one else mentioned it yet, but for me the angles of the V combined with the non-parallel curves of the squircle actually result in a nauseating optical illusion... I don't see a circle - it looks fatter at the bottom than at the top and slightly off-centre... And that makes the square look not-square and off-centre as well. It's quite unpleasant for me!
Edit again: also the smaller rendering of the stylised V is less well defined since you're trying to get too much detail into not many pixels. This is especially noticeable on my home desktop monitor and laptop screen which are both scaled since they're less than 1920*1080. The old icon looked fine though.
Abiel last edited by
I like the new icon
asianmusicguy last edited by
I think having to somehow justify design choices to the community doesn't seem right the icon blends better with webpage color changes and custom themes which especially shows on Redmond and plain white themes plus i am sure the icon will flow of the much larger overhaul and really as long as everything is functional beauty is in the eye of the beholder besides art is subjective i place media fixes and stability and new features over design of one little icon
logytech last edited by
i know the black squircle, for beta snapshot, the red for final version, but the green one for what?