May 25, 2001 6:54 PM   Subscribe

ICON FEVER! A very cool site, updated weekly, is currently showing a very wild collection of icons...
(Link courtesy of art-tillery.com)
posted by modofo (13 comments total)
They scroll left to right. Isn't that a Cardinal Sin of webdesign? It should be.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:36 PM on May 25, 2001

No. It would be Bad if you were expected to read that way, but on a purely pictorial page, why not?

B-but, what *is* this site?
posted by rodii at 9:12 PM on May 25, 2001

Yes, please explain this odd site. Scrolling sideways, I felt like passing over some infinite spaceship...
posted by ParisParamus at 9:28 PM on May 25, 2001

Prefer more colorful icons?
posted by crunchland at 10:05 PM on May 25, 2001

Icon fever is a fitting name indeed. It was a chore to figure out which of those icons were links, and what was actual content on the page... And once I began scrolling to the right, I continued to see a river of icons, which are all pretty much the same black and white picture in the same size... Can I say that this lack of variety is boring?
posted by crog at 10:31 AM on May 26, 2001

I think it's swell.
posted by timb at 11:31 PM on May 26, 2001

crog, do you look at a brick wall and say "but all the bricks are the same"? This page just uses the icon motif as its brick—you're not supposed to get involved with the individual icons. It's just a look.
posted by rodii at 9:09 AM on May 27, 2001

rodii, you have a point and I agree with you. The array of icons is the "look" of the page. However some of those "bricks" are buttons. Keeping along with your analogy, its like looking at a brick wall and trying to figure out which bricks will open up doors to other rooms. Sure, some of the icons say, "download," "for windows," "mode," etc. However there are plenty of other icons that look the same and lead nowhere, yet look no different from the icons that are links. Perhaps it is just not my thing to go to a website where I have to move the cursor over every single icon, while scrolling to the right to find out what my options are. Tis my two cents.
posted by crog at 11:45 AM on May 27, 2001

The site now has a new design...
posted by modofo at 2:32 PM on May 27, 2001

Uhm.....that site was confusing.

Someone want to explain it to me, or it the whole point to be unexplainable?

posted by Redgie at 3:05 PM on May 27, 2001

There were ten links on that page. All of them were to large blocks of iconage. Not one of them was to a single teeny-weeny icon in a big block. All were labelled. So, nu?
posted by rodii at 4:45 PM on May 27, 2001

No, I'm not new. Just confused.

(If I misunderstood the meaning of "nu" please don't laugh at me. I'm not much of a hardcore webbuff.)
posted by Redgie at 4:47 PM on May 27, 2001

Redgie, that was meant for crog, not you (or yu). (And no, "nu" is not "new". (Maybe you need to be a Jew (or Ju), not a webbuff. (And what is a "webbuff", anyway? Someone who surfs in the nude (or newde)? :) )))
posted by rodii at 5:12 PM on May 27, 2001

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