As a designer there are always choices to make when starting any project. From deciding the theme, the background image, colors and fonts to choosing the header and various effects to align with the theme of the page. Even if the client provides content there are still decisions about where to place with tabs.
And then there are the icons. An icon is a pictogram displayed on the computer screen which helps the user navigate a computer system. It is a symbol which reflects a text, giving the users the ability to know what’s there at a quick glance. For example, we know the icon to delete is a trash can, and as soon as we find the icon we press it to delete the object.
The latest emerging trend is Long Shadow icons. Developed by designer Jeff Escalante, the shadow of the icon extends to an approximately 45 degree angle and 2.5 times the size of the icon. These long shadow designs look really attractive on smartphones and tablets. It gives a modern and stylish look. Take a look at some of the latest Long Shadow Icons here:
5. Flat Design
12. M – WIP
14. Fox Icon
15. Travel Icon
19. Date App Icon
20. E-learning Logo
These icons inspire developers. Tell us which icon were the most attractive which project they can best be applied. Don’t be afraid to use lots of colors in creating such icons and various shapes.
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