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

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