Icon Designers Blog

The multi-faceted uses of great icon design

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From business-to-consumer and business-to-business websites, to shopping portals and social networking sites, icons are everywhere, so it’s never been more important and relevant to have great icon design to assist users in their journey. So what works best in icon design? In the age of the information highway, icons that really work are those that… Read more »

Ensuring that your icons package is a winner on all fronts

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In the modern competitive world, design is no longer limited to functionality. Nowadays, sleekness of presentation and user-friendliness are significant factors in how a product or service is perceived. In a world where designer labels are all the rage, much of design is about lifestyle, elegance and panache. This reality applies as much to the… Read more »

Why you want to own the copyright to your icon designs

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If you have a brand that you’re proud of, you want to show it off to your clients and competitors alike, whether it is through literature or advertising. But the easiest and most convenient way to display your company or business image is through the design of your website, application and icons. 1. Owning copyright… Read more »

Give your icon design some dimension

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Icon design has developed over the years as computer-aided design has become more advanced. There is now a greater demand for three-dimensional images, as they help 3D arrowsto represent objects or signs as we actually visualise them: solid, and with light, shadow and depth. This contemporary and polished look has made three-dimensional icon design one… Read more »

Icon Branding

Icons as part of your brand

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With so many modern gadgets at their finger tips, from iphones to digital cameras, one can assume that most computer users are getting icon-savvy. They see loads of icons everywhere and instinctively know how to use them most of the time. This sets a challenge to entrepreneurs who are developing new applications and software to… Read more »

Five questions leading to a great icon design brief

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Are you planning to have a set of icons designed for your website or application, or a complete icon-makeover in the near future? As any icon designer will tell you, clear guidelines and a good brief can really help them deliver the goods. A design company will tell you the exact technical criteria and information… Read more »

iPhone Icon Design

Common iPhone Application Icon Dimensions

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iPhone apps – common icon dimensions Check out my up-to-date version Apple iPhone and iPad App icon Sizes When I first started producing icons and graphic elements for iPhone or iPod apps I couldn’t seem to find a single place that listed all of the required icon sizes used throughout the standard GUI elements such… Read more »

Five reasons to design your own icons for your web site

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Icons form visual languages that (like any other language) operate within their own systems of convention and association in order to convey meaning. Whereas spoken language offers the scope for infinite finesse, personal tone, and even ambiguity, the role of iconic language is to invariably provide clarity and brevity – to render the message simple,… Read more »

The different facets of software icons

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To get an inkling of how powerful icons can be in applications, you just need to watch a kid playing video games. They’re brilliant at figuring out what those little symbols in a game represent, quickly figuring out how following trails of icons in a particular order would lead to dramatically different outcomes – such… Read more »

iPhone Icon Design

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It might seem as if it was released yesterday, but the iPhone has been around for quite a while now, along with one of its key features: apps. If you’re writing or thinking about writing a new app for the iPhone, whether free or commercial, something you need to think about pretty early on is… Read more »