The 16×16 pixel mini-icons from PICOL are ready now. It was a load of work, but I think it was worth the work. The most complicated version of the icons is done with this one. I hope you´ll like them.
Please drop me a short line, including a link, if you use them. I´m very interested in how the icons will look in your websites or apps.
Next I´ll start with the vector files in EPS format and will also make SVG versions after that.
UPDATE: Go directly to the download page,
where you´ll find all icons.
Finally I finished all PICOL-Icons in 32×32 Pixel. It took quite a long time, because of the total number of 517 icons. All icons had to be cleaned up, due to anti-aliasing problems, that occured at the conversion from vector to pixel files. Thanks to Barbara, who helped me cleaning the icons.
After I´ve finished some stuff I´ve to do right now, I´ll continue with the 16×16 Pixel version of the icons.
Feel free to use the icons!
And thanks to all the people, who posted “History of the Internet” on their blogs. I was really surprised and happy about, how fast the movie spread.
“It´s a storage medium, where people saved files on.”
Maybe people talk like this in a few years. The floppy disk isn´t used anymore.
But its shape is still used to symbolize the procedure of saving files.
I thought this would be an easy icon to design, but it wasn´t and still isn´t.
Now I´ve made two alternatives. So, this is an Request for Comment.
I looking forward for your opinions.
Just one thing. The first icon is also used for download. But in fact downloading and saving is quite the same process.
Here you can see the basic grid of the icons.
All icons are designed in 32 x 32 Pixel and have a minimum stroke strength of 2 Pixel.
The minimum stroke strength is necessary to ease the scale down of the icons to 16 x 16 Pixel.
Which exactly means 16 is the half of 32 and if you half 2 Pixel, 1Pixel is still there.
All icons are black and has to adapted by the developer, because color has his own meaning in his specified environment. So it is up to you to ease the way finding for your purpose. And of course color could change the tonality you try to communicate.
All icon have are transparent. After testing the icons on this blog and several other applications I came to the point that a white background is harder to handle, than a transperent one. In case of a hover or a none white background the icons become to dominant. And on antialiased edges it is easier to add an background, than removing it. That´s why I decided for a transparent background.
The badges still have a white background, but in the final version this will change.
… list going to be extended