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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RE: Oxygen
by Adurbe on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:33 UTC in reply to "Oxygen"
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Oxygen only came about circa 2005. This was well after OSX and 'aqua' which I sure you can't deny was a heavy influence.

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RE[2]: Oxygen
by smitty on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:55 in reply to "RE: Oxygen"
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I don't think anyone's ever said otherwise - why does that matter?

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RE[3]: Oxygen
by Adurbe on Tue 8th Sep 2009 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Oxygen"
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its important to know where influences lie.

You can like the icons but they mimic the style and semiotics of the aqua icons of old. Apple have since moved away from its original aqua look but the influence still applies.

Take as an example the usage of the harddisk icon. The style is an (almost) exact match of that of OSX

As this artical was about comparing styles of icons and their depiction of functionality it seems pertinent to point out that Oxygen openly copied the style of Aqua

Edited 2009-09-08 13:17 UTC

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