Can I ask what kind of display you have? I had some tricky moments designing for an older resolution monitor and and also with my lovely macbook retina display (I had both running a version of the same file). They wanted to fight over which one got the best results. The old pixel based icons looked super blurry on the macbook. These new ones seem to be displaying blurry for some of the users now too. SVG can mostly fix this, but there’s only so many pixels available in a 34px square
21.5-inch iMac 1920×1080 – 102 PPI
iPad 2 – 1024×768 – 132 PPI
Those are not retina and I aware how much sharpness we can expect for a 34 CSS pixel area. The problem is the amount of detail it contains within that area.
The exclusivity badge and Beta tester badges are good example of simplicity – those are great on concept and execution. But the item feature and author hall of fame badges are too complex to the point that a buyer can’t distinguish or get familiar even in the long run. So if you reduce the size into 24px on item pages, still the beta tester badge will fit and others wont fit even with 48px.
But.. on our product pages, we want buyer’s eyes to gravitate toward the “Live Preview” and “Buy Now” buttons, not badges. Unfortunately the new badges are so “loud”, it’s the first thing you look at, and if converting sales is the ultimate goal, badges should be the last thing a customer thinks about, not the first.
Yes, the design aspects can be left to everyone’s taste. But the combination of bigger size + fuzzy detail distracts the item pages. That’s the major concern. Those are so loud and noisy on item page.
@loungekat, If the badge size reduced on item pages (only on item pages), that could be great.
^ No, today I regret about having too many unnecessary badges. If there is an option to hide them, I would do it happily!
Very clean! Should be a good inspiration for Envato.Love SVG, ok for sizes.. but change that style please..!
On such small icons is impossible to put many details. Just stay minimal and flat.
+1, SVG is the way to go for the future. But for the size constraints like 32×32 px, it would be inevitable to stick with simple graphics like above.
^ In the small size, the tiny numbers showed on paw and other badges will lose its purpose. So sadly there is no much chance to expect reduction.
MSVoy saidno it’s not possible
woah you can buy your own items with the same account you host those items? haha I didn’t even imagine it was possible, didn’t even think about it.
But I have purchase button on my own item. Able to click the purchase button and it opens the usual popup option. I didn’t went further but can anyone confirm what will happen if we click the popup button?
@Firsh,This is too early and unnecessary in my humble opinion. Personally I won’t support the new badges but we need to see what our buyers going to see!
Those are community badges, not “corporate” badges.
If Envato named this as Community badge, it doesn’t mean it is just for FUN.
As authors, we are neither community nor corporates. We are sellers and badges served as a way of conveying some info about author to the buyers. Of course this has very low importance when we consider item page specs.
One useful example is, buyers value number of years of author’s presence here and Exclusivity status etc through badges. Those badges are helpful on buying decisions (in a fair manner). Those badges need to appear easily to their eyes without strain. Now those are hard to find when there are 4,5 other badges complicates the visibility.