Wednesday, February 6, 2019

visual studio code's logo is a disaster

Trying to be one of the hip kids at work, I'm migrating to Visual Studio Code.

I've complained about editor icons before but VS Code's is horrible:
This page talks about its origins - it claims
We iterated on the infinity logo for some time [...] Until we landed on the current "fish", which tested well with admittedly, a small number of developers.
A. That's... not the infinity logo, chief.
B. with current coloring it looks more like "XJ" then "Infinity Corner"... or like it's a sideways "ribbon for cancer awareness" (Esophagal Cancer according to this page )

For people who tend to think phonetically, it's a disaster, and I don't see many othe redeeming factors in terms of meaning.

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