”[…] the internet has become a – maybe the – globally dominant force in little over two decades. It is at once the ultimate communication technology, sharing portal, and discovery device. And it was built by web developers – people who, together, built and maintain the technologies that power the whole thing. It’s a rare career that you get to contribute, daily, to the most powerful product in the world.”
“Another trend is the removal of button frames from apps, leaving only the icon as the tappable indicator. Although this could be seen as a mimicing of Android, I think it’s fair to say that the idea of needing a button frame to contextualize tappable icons is getting outdated now.”
Though I’ve seen these ‘new buttons’, I never conciously noticed the change.