Lickable buttons

Lickable buttons

Summary: “We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them.” Steve Jobs on Mac OS X’s Acqua user interface, January 2000At my last contract, I came across the Free Crystal icons and Tango icons, which I blogged about a while back.

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“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them.”
Steve Jobs on Mac OS X’s Acqua user interface, January 2000

At my last contract, I came across the Free Crystal icons and Tango icons, which I blogged about a while back. Now I've happenchanced across the Open Icon Library.

Wow. Hundreds of megaboogies of icons, wall-to-wall icons, more icons than the whole of Rome!

These icons look so tasty, in the words of Steve Jobs, “you’ll want to lick them”. And they don’t only look delectable, they’re also crammed full of free & open licensing, so they’re good for your soul as well.

I applied the same quote in praise of the now-not-so-new ZDNet redesign, and the response was “Never mind lickable, let’s make ’em clickable!”. Oh yes, what buttons are all about.

Topic: Software Development

Jake Rayson

About Jake Rayson

A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text.

As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology).

For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions.

I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS.

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