It’s often easy to generalise about aesthetics. We’ve spoken about app icon trends in the past in terms of there being three-dimensional, flat, and almost-flat icons, but this doesn’t really tell the whole story. There are many, many other ways to play with perspective and dimension using a simple design—like an app icon—and obtain some… Read more »
Flat icons and what we’ve termed “almost flat” icons are currently carrying a certain level of vogue with them in the world of software. However, that’s not to say that 3D-style icons aren’t as effective or innovative. In fact, in the current climate, if 3D icons are designed well enough, they can go above and… Read more »
Despite the recent trend towards Flat Icon design, 3D icons are here to stay and a jolly good thing too. I am all for a bit of variety, but the thought of Flat Icon design being the only way to go did concern me for a while. I am very happy to see the evolution… Read more »
Icon design is ever evolving. As new platforms embrace the use of icons, new terms and references are dreamt up and older terms fall out of favour. This glossary is an ongoing project to document the icon design lexicon. Contributions are very welcome. 16×16 Pixel Icons This icon size has its own entry here because… Read more »
The use of 3D icons is an ideal way to give your application, program or website a fresh look. Whether you are starting something new, or wanting to inject new life into an existing set of icons by sprucing them up, three-dimensionality could be the way to go whatever your theme, be it business, technology,… Read more »
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Website Menu Icons
Ascott Analytical, market leaders in surface test equipment, needed a set of navigation icons for their new website ‘test 2’ that features a range of hand held surface coating test instruments.
Our icon design team produced a number of concept sketches which were refined into several fully rendered icons representing different test classifications such as ‘Adhesion’, Viscosity’ & ‘ Temperature’, which are used on the site to enhance the navigation.
“At all times during the project, Adam and the team at Creative Freedom took the time to listen to and understand our requirements. They were also very patient, accommodating our requests and changes as the style development began to crystalize into our vision for the Icons. Their icon designers are first rate and they proved they could work to a tight deadline. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and use them again!” – Chris Gates, MD – Ascott Analytical
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