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Discussion on: Dev.to's new UI 🔥

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Ben Sinclair

I like it, though I wouldn't have guessed the unicorn icon was a unicorn if I hadn't seen the old one, and the heart now looks a bit like a bum.

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Eka • Edited on

Yea the heart looks like 🍑 -- I still don't get the new unicorn though. The pointy line at top right is the horn, and the squiqqly lines to the left is... (?) the mane? the body?

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Paweł Ludwiczak

What do you think?
I mean, icons don't need to be extremely literal. As long as they represent something that others can (hopefully) understand, it's good. So whether it's a mane or body it doesn't really matter. What matters is that you can identify it as a unicorn.

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Eka

I can identify it solely because of my recognition of the old icons. I doubt if I were a new user I'd know what it is. Someone in this thread said pushpin, it's probably what I would assume it was (because of the pointy line).

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Alex Trost

I agree it isn’t very readable as a unicorn.

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Elliot Derhay

I did think the unicorn was a pushpin at first lol

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Yohanes Bandung Bondowoso

what does it mean? I know that the bookmark button is a bookmark button. (lol)

what toes the unicorn button do?

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Elliot Derhay

I think it gives a post more of a boost, like an extra like button 🤷‍♂️

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Yohanes Bandung Bondowoso

lol, maybe it's like multiclaps implementation on Medium?

whatever it is, I always click the three of them if I want to save the post

and only click love if I like the post

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Peyton McGinnis

Now I can't unsee it...

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Paweł Ludwiczak

Now I can't unsee it either!

I think we will now officially start calling our actions: bum & pushpin :)

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Dave Parr

Historically, wasn't the heart symbol always a bum? Like actually, as a deliberate medieval choice or something?

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Dave Parr • Edited on

Ok, apparently there is some debate on that:

I recently read, and read before that the origin of the heart shape is based on the female anatomy. I have tried researching it and every source I find gives differing opinions on the matter.

On a Facebook page I follow they posted this but gave no source.

A professor…

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Ben Halpern

The heart symbol is most certainly not based on the actual human heart, but I always figured the other stuff was mostly urban legend....

In conclusion, the heart symbol appears to be less gynaecological and more botanical in origin.

This passes muster with me.

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Stephanie Handsteiner

Thanks, now I can't unsee the bum in the heart.

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Felippe Regazio

totally agree u.u