Eric2050 got their new icon or button by running a design contest:
Button / GUI Design for Fast-Backup (Windows application)
Check out Eric2050's Icon or button contest…
Fast Backup is a Windows program which is designed to copy data quickly to a removable drive (or another hard disk or computer).
What's your vision?
Please make a great set of icons for Fast-Backup. For an idea of what we are looking for please go to http://99designs.com/buttons-icons/contests/button-design-gui-50096/overview We have just finished a contest for the website at http://99designs.com/web-design/contests/website-design-fast-backup-129458/entries/27 You are welcome to change the layout to whatever you want, but a toolbar at the top seems to be the most logical. If you don't want to go with a toolbar you can look at https://99designs.com/icon-button-design/contests/cool-icon-button-design-needed-quantum-accounting-group-129393/entries/13212144 We need all the icons to have three versions:- 1) The normal icon 2) The "On Hover" icon (for when the mouse goes over it) 3) The "disabled" icon (in gray - when it is not valid to click it) The "On Hover" icon could just have a subtle border around it when the user moves their mouse over it (or anything else). Please also make a graphic for the Nag Screen. This is our "Selling" screen and where we need to encourage the user to upgrade to the Pro Version. We want it to look good. Please include selling words and graphics. We expect that most users will be using our software with removable drives (removable hard drives or USB sticks) so it might be good to include one or both of them. You can have lightning bolts or rockets to indicate speed. We have included the screenshots of the Main Screen and the Nag Screen. There are four extra buttons we need for a cousin of this application. There are icons to adjust the speed. The speeds are 100%. 75%, 50% and 25%. The user can increase or decrease the speed while it is running. It is neccessary because at 100% the computer (and network) could slow down to a crawl if you try to do anything else while the backup is running. You could make it into a widget of some kind - maybe a spin control or something - http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/dynimg/IC38910.png You could also try fiddling around with the background and font colors. Should the Current Activity window be a green font on top of a very light green background (to indicate success). Should the Errors / Warnings window be a red font on top of a very light red window (to indicate problems). Should the Errors / Warnings window be green when empty but turn red when there is a problem. The website has a blue color scheme, so that might clash with red and green. The app can have a different color scheme if neccessary. The View Log links open up the logs in Notepad.
Oops, I forgot. We also need a Help button. The Exit button could maybe be left out.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Icon or button starts at $199.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their icon or button.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Eric2050 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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