OS X Yosemite’s consistent and simple icons push design interfaces forward
There is a lot more to the new icons than just a fresh coat of paint — the visual language extends far beyond just the gradients.
The flat dock is back–let’s rejoice.
Icon designs stick to a grid to provide visual consistency.
Icons have a shape hierarchy. The circle for apps: “lightweight pieces of software, entertainment, or consumer-focused products.” The square for system-related utilities. The tilted rectangle for applications that help you get the work done.
Lighting effects are richer and more refined.
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