Icons Microsoft Office They got the last facelift in 2013. Now, after the appearance of Windows 10 and a new design language known as Fluent Design, the company decided to change the set of icons of the famous applications that make up the office suite.
With this change, and according to Microsoft itself, what is being requested is that Office reflects its new collaborative and multiplatform nature, so that it is trying to create mark outside of windows and this is recognized on both Mac, iOS, and Android.
Office is no longer just Windows
By adopting a trendy "flat design", the Microsoft development team made each icon stands out in two layers: one for the letter that identifies the application next to its color; and one more for the foundation, which focuses on the simple way of which the task of this application consists. The only exceptions are the case of OneDrive, which supports the shape of the cloud and Skype, where its famous "S" captures all the attention.
John Friedman, design director at Microsoft, explains that this allows "to maintain familiarity and at the same time emphasize simplicity when we are inside the application." Interestingly, despite the change, which is a breath of fresh air, badges are familiar and easily recognizable,
Like curiosity, "Jaws" Novet highlighting the fact that Microsoft killed the letter “L” in a previous change in 2013 for the Excel icon, which served as an addition to the “X” and helped with the pronunciation (in English) “XL” = “Excel”. For in these new changes it seems that “L” will never return.
For many years, the Microsoft Excel icon has used the letter X with the letter L hidden in the background (XL sounds like Excel, .XLS format). The 2013 icon has done away with the new Excel symbol today. Does not restore L. I think that L never returns https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
– Jordanian Jaws (@jordannovet) November 29, 2018
It should be noted that this redesign only provides package icons, not interfaceat least for the time being, so Office 2019 will not undergo changes for icons, which will change in the coming days on all platforms where Office is available.
The change, which, according to Microsoft, "is looking for human plans that emphasize the context and reflect the speed of modern life."