What are the five guidelines for creating icons?
The level of detail, style and application depend on a number of different things….Guiding Principles
- Understand the Problem.
- Take a Holistic Approach.
- Appreciate That Simple is Better.
- Consider Context.
- Understand Semiotics.
What does a site icon look like?
It is an icon associated with a website to be displayed with bookmarks, in the URL bar, on tabs, and anywhere else where a website has to be identified visually. A favicon is typically a graphic 16 x 16 pixels square and is saved as favicon. ico in the root directory of the server.
How does Windows Vista explorer work with Visual Studio resources?
Windows Vista Explorer uses the hi-res image and dynamically resamples them to required resolution. If you try to compile a Vista icon into application resources using Visual Studio resource compiler, the tool aborts with error and refuses to accept the icon in Vista format.
Is there an icon editor for Windows Vista?
This world-first Vista icon editor can open, extract, modify and save Vista icons. It is also possible to save the icons without compression for full compatibility with Windows XP.
What’s new in the Windows Vista icons format?
Four years ago, Microsoft extended the .ico format and allowed 32bit RGBA images (with 8bit alpha channel) inside .ico files. These icons are known as Windows XP icons and are easily recognized by their smooth antialiased edges. Beta 1 and Beta 2 of Windows Vista indicate that Microsoft is going to make another change to the .ico format.
What do you like most about Windows Vista?
Windows Vista delivers stunning visual capabilities and the new, hi-res icons are an inseparable part of it. Exploring and exploiting new concepts of Vista is an exciting experience, especially for someone like me, who is involved in development of icon authoring software.