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New W3C HTML icons (from Veerle)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Veerle just released a set of great looking HTML icons:

W3C HTML icon from Veerle, variant 1

W3C HTML icon from Veerle, variant 2

W3C HTML icon from Veerle, variant 3

W3C HTML icon from Veerle, variant 4

If you are a Mac user (and Web designer), then you maybe use the Markup Validator S.A.C. — this app is a stand-alone version of the W3C Markup Validator. The new icons from Veerle could replace the default icon of this application in your MacOS X dock.

the icons (compared)On the left you can see the current icon of the Markup Validator S.A.C. You may compare it with the variants that Veerle has made. Personally, I like her design of the icons much more! :-)

Plus, she is releasing the icon set for free to the community!

Unfortunately, the icon set is available for Mac users only. It’s a pity, because I think that these icons could be used in many more ways… Of course, you can use the JPG variants (which are high quality), but without the optional alpha transparency, which is available in the PNG format only…

If you want to use any of the icons on MacOS X, a link for download is available in the Veerle’s blog post:

http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/a_new_icon_for_markup_validator_s.a.c/

(There you will also find instructions, how you can change the icon of Markup Validator S.A.C. in the dock of MacOS X.)

As to the JPG variants, you can copy them manually from Veerle’s blog, or download them as one ZIP file, which I made for my own convenience (as the icons are released for free):

download all icons in one ZIP archive, JPG format

Finally, what can I say? Another great design from Veerle! :-)

[UPDATE] Same icons, but in PNG+alpha file format. Cool! :)

Maybe This Is The Biggest Logo Of Firefox In This World

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

A while ago, searching for a copy of the Firefox logo in some large format, I found an interesting website, which title ran like this:

Maybe This Is The Biggest Logo Of Firefox In This World

On this site there was nothing else, except one extremely big logo of the Firefox browser, in PNG format, 4500×4330 pixels in size! :-)

In a similar way, the domain name was very long and descriptive, too: http://www.maybethisisthebiggestlogooffirefoxintheworld.cn.

Unfortunately, now the URL gives an error (Bad Request [Invalid Hostname]), and I am not sure if there’s preserved somewhere online a copy of this logo, so I decided to publish mine, which I luckily saved locally on my computer at the time I first found the website.

Maybe This Is The Biggest Logo Of Firefox In This World (downsized version)

Download Firefox Logo (4500px x 4330px, PNG 32 bit, alpha transparent ]

The logo is not in vector format (the original was made in Macromedia Fireworks by British designer John Hicks), but anyway, ~ 4000×4000 pixels is quite a big size, and I think that this variant can be printed without a problem even on a big balloon or a gigantic billboard… ;-)

It’s also interesting to note, how time’s flying — the logo of Firefox is 5 years old, already (the Firefox browser is a bit older), and I feel as if it was yesterday, when we were all downloading a copy of Firefox 0.8 Beta, and Firefox started slowly to replace the Mozilla Suite 1.xx… :-)

//Sidenote: Firefox is under GPL, and I guess, its logo is also covered by this free license;-)

UPDATE/DISCLAIMER (2009/Mar/01@23:30): This logo of Firefox is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation, and is not used for any commercial purposes whatsoever. It is an exact copy of the Firefox logo, downloaded from this website.

The Font-family Juice ITC

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Let me introduce you to the Font family. They enjoy going to the restaurant. The gentleman I.T.C. is very respectable man and his lovely young wife, Juice, is always dressed very well. The waiter knows them so well so he serves the usual beverages before they even make their choices from the menu.

I am still ill and keeping the bed all day, and I don’t have many distractions, so Ani got this funny idea — together to make an illustration, using only one font and the keyboard letters. :-)

drawing with adobe fireworks

Hope you like it… I’ll just try to have some sleep… :-)

PS Here are some more inspiring examples.


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