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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Thinking of the Future
by REM2000 on Tue 8th Sep 2009 08:26 UTC
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Also bear in mind that a lot of the icons are being designed with the future in mind when we fully have resolution independence.

I personally think the 512 icons are really good to look at, as ive said before we live in 2009, i want my computers to look as good as they work. I like the UI of Mac OSX a little more than Win7, but thats not saying Win7 is bad. I like the way things are moving and can't wait for minority report type computers where you see your data visually move from device to device.

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RE: Thinking of the Future
by arpan on Tue 8th Sep 2009 12:09 in reply to "Thinking of the Future"
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In 2 to 3 years, we should start seeing monitors with much higher resolutions.

You're already seeing the beginning with phone screens having 160 & 200 dpi screens. Just imagine having a computer screen that is so sharp, it would be a real pleasure to work on.

But as a result all the images used in the computer have to be optimized for that. That can't happen all of a sudden. Both Apple & Microsoft (and Linux) are using larger icons and vector images so that they will be ready for the high-res screens.

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