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I really appreciate your help, guys. After reading your answers and comments I came up with 2 sets of icons. I'd really like to know what you think about this. Thanks.
How about getting rid of the arrows on the cloud icons, they don't add much to the metaphor anyway because the cloud is becoming ever more synonymous with file management and that's obviously why you've used it - so the arrows are unnecessary. Instead, to differentiate them, use an obvious opposite... turn the cloud upside down for load. :) Forgive my 2 ...
Here are some suggestions - I hope you find 'em useful. Test: I don't think the up arrow make sense tbh. I can see why you would use a mail icon, but again the user already knows that he/she is creating a mail template. Suggestions: As mentioned earlier I agree with the test tube/lab icon. Without knowing the exact function you could maybe call it ...
Just my take.... Test = Checkmark Save = What you have already Load = A single circular arrow (yes it may seem like a refresh icon, but it's also often used as a load or reload icon. Given the context of the other 3 icons, this would work well.) Another option may be the "loading" star so often seen. Download = What you are currently using as the load ...
Could you use a floppy disc icon (http://www.endlessicons.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/save-icon-614x460.png) for save? As Mads Egmose pointed out, isn't it possible to use an open folder type of icon for the open/load function. More or less like this: .
You could use a lab icon for testing, keep the Save icon as it is For the download icon use the Load one and for load I would use this one
Welcome! First, you are right in thinking that if you pick a style you should stick with it throughout the project; it will make for a better graphic unity. Here is how I would decide: What's your topic/client? Everytime I make design choices, I always think of the topic or client first. Squares look serious and rounded corners look more friendly. If I'm ...
A simple mock credit card is an alternative to the standard paper/coin icons. Even something as simple as a rounded rectangle, with an offset black stripe could be enough to express what you are trying to convey.
What about a hand holding a bill? A bit of a complex icon, but I think it can be an option. Anyway, in this context I would choose coins too.
I would go with coins, hands down. You do not have to make it a "pile" - a few shiny circles should do. Consider, coins as a term is not going to get out of "fashion", as exemplified by bitCoin.
I think it depends on who your target audience is, beyond geography. If they're moderately tech-savvy, I think either of the three would work. I'd lean towards the shopping, as it is the most used for online purchases, and has the most positive connotation (take this with you in your cart, as opposed to part with your money).
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