Dear Microsoft: Your logo for edge sucks (so here’s a better one)

Published: Jun 2015 by Mr Reposter

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We were all happy to hear that Microsoft has, with its upcoming Windows 10 release, finally seen the light and decided to bury Internet Explorer in a concrete tomb never to be spoken of again. As such it was with great surprise that we received their “new” icon for the new browser known as Edge.

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For those living under a rock (or on a Mac) this graphic shows the evolution of professional web users’ most despised browser icon. The inspiration for the new Edge icon is lost on no one. I want to know how Microsoft could come to the sensible decision of retiring internet explorer, yet come to the crazy decision to base the replacement browser’s icon on a horrible relic of the past.

Obviously the decision stems from a desire to avoid alienating users used to an icon that dates back almost 2 decades, but if they were wise enough to decide to ditch a name that many associate with a horrible user experience then they should have faith in their users to be able to deal with an icon changing.

Filed under: design, make, Microsoft, technology

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