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Apple iPad and iPhone App Icon Sizes

Apple iPhone & iPad App Icon Sizes

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Need iOS 9 Icon Sizes? Check out our new simple guide * UPDATED* 03/10/2012 * For the New iPad Retina display & iPhone 5 All you need to know about the required iPhone & iPad App Icon Sizes Apple’s iPad and more recently iPad 2 have been with us for quite a while now so… Read more »

Custom Icon Design Tutorial

Step-by-step: How to Design a Custom Icon

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Designing a Button Style Custom Icon This tutorial will explain the process of designing and creating an icon from one of my favourite sets of custom icons. This dark, metallic and slightly glossy set was produced for a ‘button-type’ custom icon design to be used in a PDA driven software application. The icons all feature… Read more »

Android App Icon Sizes (3.0)

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For up-to-date information see: Android (4.1) Icon Size Guide Made Simple Android runs on many different hardware platforms with different screen sizes and pixel densities. For this reason it is a little more complex to create icons for compared to something like the iPhone, as depending on the platform your App is aimed at, you… Read more »

Icon Sizes

Scaling Icons – Multiple icon sizes made easy (well, easier)

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Keeping things crisp when Scaling Icons During a large custom icon design project with multiple application icon and interface icons, it can sometimes be a daunting task having to create multiple size versions of the same icon – assuming you’re working with pixel-based ‘bitmap’ raster icons. Indeed, in the majority of instances, it is not… Read more »

Windows 7 Application Icon Sizes

Windows Icon Size Guide (Win 7 ICO Format)

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A Quick & Easy guide to Microsoft Windows Icon Size There is sometimes a little confusion over the different sizes required to create a Windows 7 Application Icon file. This is in some way brought about by the flexibility of the ICO format and its ability to ‘contain’ many image sizes and colour depths but… Read more »

adobe logos

Why Fireworks Rocks for Rendering Crisp Icons

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As an Icon Designer I am a big fan of Adobe Fireworks, which doesn’t get the kudos of its more popular siblings such as Photoshop and Illustrator but there are some things it does far better and most revolve around its excellent handling of the PNG file format. What is so great about PNG? The… Read more »

Icon Designers

JOBS: Talented Icon Designers Wanted!

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We are looking for new creative Icon Designers to join our team of freelancers. Ideal candidates will have Icon Design experience and be highly proficient in Illustrator/Freehand, Photoshop or Fireworks. If you don’t yet have Icon Design experience but are a creative illustrator and fancy a fresh challenge, then Icon Design may well be for… Read more »

Brand Icon

Your icon, your brand: a fresh look

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Icons and logos can be an important part of the overall package to brand and market products. It’s no wonder that some companies spend huge budgets on brand design and marketing. Other factors being equal, the companies that create h4 or easily identifiable brands usually get a head start in the competition for customers. In… Read more »

Interface design

Five rules for effective interface design

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An important element of developing an application is conveying usability through the interface for users of the product. Users need to feel that the application has been developed to meet their needs through extensive market research, as well as finding it simple and straightforward to use. Too often, however, developers go overboard from a design… Read more »