Of Adobe Icons and Clear Communication

kinnon —  December 22, 2006 — Leave a comment

I’m a 37signals fan. Talk about them way too often. But their book, Getting Real came to mind in the minor blog storm about the new Adobe icons. My initial response to the new icons was negative. I was wrong – and so is the Scoble Bunny for that manner. They are clean and they just work.

I’ve got about 40 icons in my Dock. The new Photoshop CS3 Icon is the cleanest and clearest. It may not be as beautiful as the old but it does make for fast access. And in this case, I’ll go for speed and clarity over visual masturbation. (“We don’t need no stinkin’ icon graphics, we got letters…”)

Adobe Icons

From my dock: Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS3, Ps CS2 & After Effects 7. (Note I use dock magnification.) Which do you think is the clearest at a glance?

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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