/ What's the off belay icon?

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aln - on 23 Nov 2013
What does the icon represent?
In reply to aln:

3 people, check the big icon at the top of the page.
rocky57 - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

Why does it come up in different colours?
Timmd on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

It's a person with nearly a whole igloo on their head?
ripper - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

I thought it was Princess Leia
aln - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Timmd:

Yeah. Crap isn't it?
Skol on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

It's the paw print of a troll
aln - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Skol:

It's bloody awful.
sbc_10 - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

> What does the icon represent?

It looks like a person with a little angel on one ear and a little devil on the other.

....yeah, it's about right then.....<<"no it isn't"......"yes it is" >>



Kimono - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

basically the design is absolute shite.
They have tried to 'update' it but really it just needs a complete overhaul.
It really is the most old-fashioned site that i use.

Ah well, no doubt in 57 years they might update it :)
wiwwim - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

What is the bouldering icon all about?
Mad Hatter 1988 on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

Why clearly its a person being ear f**clee by 2 midgets.

And the gear icon is an orange palm tree.
Mad Hatter 1988 on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Mad Hatter 1988:

Ear f**cked that should say.

Bloody phone.
sbc_10 - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to wiwwim:

> What is the bouldering icon all about?

Looks like a motorway sign for a steep gradient.
toad - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

Am I the only person having trouble telling the difference between off belay and rock talk - the colour contrast is marginal
marsbar - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

It looks like a tap to me.
Jonny2vests - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Kimono:

> basically the design is absolute shite.

> They have tried to 'update' it but really it just needs a complete overhaul.

> It really is the most old-fashioned site that i use.

> Ah well, no doubt in 57 years they might update it :)

Steady on. This is what people voted for.
Jonny2vests - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to toad:

> Am I the only person having trouble telling the difference between off belay and rock talk - the colour contrast is marginal

I'm going with yes.
Clarence - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

It is definitely Mickey Mouse in a lifejacket. Eisner is going to be soooo pissed off with you...
sbc_10 - on 23 Nov 2013
ads.ukclimbing.com
In reply to aln:

Most of the new icons are based on the Open Source 'Font Awesome' - http://fontawesome.io/icons/

We made our own version of the more climbing-specific icons.

Alan
Graeme Hammond - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

> 3 people, check the big icon at the top of the page.


I think this perfectly sums up the icon change, you can't tell WTF it is without viewing it in a larger version!!

This is poor user interface design! It should be intuitive to understand, in small it looks like one person with 4 smaller heads around them. The colours of several of the icons are also not dark enough to stand out or create enough contrast with the background and as a result many look washed out. For example The Pub and Running forums
Graeme Hammond - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Graeme Hammond:

my partner says it looks like a paw print but on closer examination it looked like a head with four blobs around it!
Robert Durran - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Graeme Hammond:

> This is poor user interface design! It should be intuitive to understand......The colours of several of the icons are also not dark enough to stand out or create enough contrast with the background and as a result many look washed out. For example The Pub and Running forums.

The running one in particular looks completely amorphous without enlargement.

The icon changes seem like change for the sake of change and it's turned out to be change. They should be changed back immediately.

Graeme Hammond - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Robert Durran:

We couldn't understand the running one either.
Enty - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Graeme Hammond:

Im in lille station drinking Chouffe beer. The guy on the bottle has got the same shoes on.

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dek - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

It's a balding man with a dodgy Affro.
Kimono - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Jonny2vests:

Ok, maybe that was a bit strong (drink had been taken)
But people did not vote on the design....they voted for change.
However, change for the better might have been a good thing.

Yes, the interfaces are much better....not having to go to a new page to reply for example, but the design really isnt fantastic.

Ah well, small mercies
Dave 88 - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

I have to say, I like the new layout and features, it's not just change for change sake it's actually useful stuff.

That said, the forum icons are not good at all, they look very washed out and almost blurry.
graeme jackson - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

it's a genetically modified mickey mouse
SARS on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to Kimono:

I think the strength of your post was very unfortunate. Clearly quite a lot of effort has gone into the new upgrades - and I for one think they're pretty good. The new icons are better; more importantly all the other features are a significant improvement for mobile users.
Kimono - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to SARS:

Hey, i came clean!

Effort has clearly gone in and there are a lot of techno-dinosaurs to keep happy here ;)

But the design is almost kindergarten standard.
Im sorry, but bad design doth offend mine eye
r0x0r.wolfo - on 23 Nov 2013
In reply to aln:

Can we make this thread about all the icons we don't understand XD. Bouldering is next I reckon.
Jonny2vests - on 24 Nov 2013
In reply to Kimono:

What other changes would you suggest?
In reply to aln:

It's a chair now.

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