Over the last week I've been thinking of new ways to market the Modern UI Icons and maybe offer an incentive for donations. Last year while attending <a href="http://thatconference.com">ThatConference</a> I noticed a business sized promotional card failed to stand out effectively to developers.
For this reason I am going to invest time into making a promotional sticker. The problem is finding a icon or image that interests developers enough that they want to keep and read. This lead to reaching out the community for suggestions.
!<a href="/files/build2013_stickers.png">Sticker Designs</a>
Above is the idea of using a box or pen to signify the package of vector icons. The other option is to use the logo.
*This is where you guys come in.* I need help deciding which icon would _interest you_ if someone was handing them out (even if it is not one of these 3 ideas).
Please send your suggestions to <a href="http://twitter.com/modernicons">modernuiicons</a>.
The <a href="http://modernuiicons.com">Modern UI Icon project</a> pretty recently reached the one thousand mark, and now has one hundred more. There were also around 40 revisions on older icons with a few removed.
While icons are the main goal, the site needs to evolve to display the icons. Many changes were made: (1) A Lumia 928 swapped out the previous 920. (2) Contrast rollovers to improve preview. (3) Batch icon loading through API. (4) Disqus comment support.
Disqus comments were added to the bottom of the site, so please show off your applications that use the icons. I would love to see them, and its good inspiration for others.
Thanks for all the icon suggestions!
The <a href="http://modernuiicons.com">Modern UI Icon project</a> has been around since October 2011 reaching the 1000 icon milestone today. There are still many more icons to be added and many more the community can <a href="https://github.com/Templarian/WindowsIcons/issues?state=open">suggest</a>.
First of all thanks to all the bloggers, community leaders, evangelists, and Stack Overflow members that push the icons into developers hands. Not only is it rewarding to see the icons in applications, but annoying when I see applications with poorly aligned icons that could have benefited from this resource. Every suggestion I receive means more of you have convinced developers that quality is important.
I also want to say thank you to the companies and individuals that have donated to pack. This includes companies that have privately requested icons and agreed to release them under the CC license helping future developers.
Thanks again and hopefully the next one thousand icons goes as smoothly.