What the heck is a floppy disk?

Clock Mini IconOctober 19th, 2008 written by

“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.

The Internet is a cloud

Clock Mini IconAugust 27th, 2008 written by

If you don´t believe that and also are sceptical on globe icons representing the internet you can download the PICOL internet icon.

The Grid and other
design fundamentals

Clock Mini IconAugust 21st, 2008 written by

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

If you want to download the Pre-Release of all actual PICOL icons (about 550 icons) as pixel or vector files please download the ZIP-Files.

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