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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who cares about the size?
by renhoek on Wed 9th Sep 2009 20:25 UTC
renhoek
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Who really cares about the size of icon? If my osx runs fast and it's pretty it's ok.

What is far more important is that they should never change icons unless there is a really good reason to do so. Icons for osx have never really changed in shape or color, the windows icons change shape and color each release. This really kills my productivity since i can not find the old icons and have to learn more new ones. I haven't looked at windows7 but i suspect i have to learn a whole new set of icons.

The border line is, icons should help you find stuff, and not be some pretty picture.

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