Re-designing Opera’s Update Icon
February 12th, 2011
Something that’s annoyed me about Opera’s UI is that whenever I check for updates I’m greeted by this helpful little window:
The big yellow triangle is usually used on applications warning me about something—telling me I’m up-to-date shouldn’t be a warning! Linux and Windows versions use the more appropriate Information icon which is a vast improvement on this.
Having neglected Illustrator for a while I decided to try making a more helpful icon, all the time thinking WWKD? (What Would Krug Do?). After a bit of research on their current ‘tick’ icons and uses I came up with this:
As soon as the dialog opens I know life is good and no action is required on my part other than to click OK. Even better than an information window in my opinion! I submitted it to the My Opera community and 69% said they loved it with only 1 person saying they preferred the original. In my eyes, huge success