Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 17:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Culf of Mac published an article showing off some of Snow Leopard's beautiful 512x512 icons, revealing some interesting tidbits about them you could only see when the icons are fully maximised. In this article, I compare some of Snow Leopard's icons to those of Windows 7, and you'll see while both operating systems have beautiful icons, there are some key differences between the styles of these icons. Note that this article contains some large images, so if you're on dial-up, you've been warned.
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Why?
by 3rdalbum on Tue 8th Sep 2009 09:56 UTC
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

Forget about the disk space for a moment. Think: Why would anybody need 512 x 512 icons? Why would anyone need their icons that big?

If you have a Full-HD monitor, such an icon takes up nearly half the vertical space of the screen! That's obscene! 128 x 128 should be the absolute biggest, or better yet have bitmap icons for smaller sizes, the biggest being 64x64, and use SVG for bigger sizes.

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