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October 01, 2003

Adium 2.0 Smileys

Adium 2.0 Smileys

Personal Project:

Smileys for Adium 2.0 in the style of Adiumy Duck graphic I created.

Current Project Status: 60%



Please please please don't encourage that damned duck! The whole duck theme is the reason I keep using Proteus (even in it's bug ridden state) over Adium - it's just so unprofessional and has bloody nothing to do with instant messaging at all.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but Adium 2 is a great product with a terrible brand...

Posted by: Tony at March 2, 2004 06:11 AM

Don't worry, I totally understand what you mean. I've been getting a fair share of emails that expressed dissatisfaction in Adiumy Icon but the amount of people who like them still far outweigh people who dislike them.

I think the reason why Adiumy Icon got so popular is that people want to see something fresh and alive. You have to admit that most of the professional icons out there have no real "character".

But fortunately, you can easily change Adium icon set via Preferences. Lot of awesome Adium Icon Set Replacement can be found at:


BlueBird and Adium Orange Bird are two of my favorites

BTW, I think it's worth mentioning that Adiumy Icon was one of my earliest designs and I have no real icon design experience at that time. The body and wings shape was based on an old aqua Adium icon

Posted by: Adam Betts at March 2, 2004 02:12 PM

I LOVE the Adium duck, and in my opinion it gives a great touch to an area of software dominated by generic names, icons, and sounds. Personally I think Adium's duck theme gets much more attention than a generic speech bubble would, and as Adam pointed out, it's totally customizable.

Posted by: Phillip Ryu at March 3, 2004 09:29 AM


No sneaky peek at all as to what you are up to? Come on, give us a little teaser...

Posted by: gorickey at March 7, 2004 12:44 PM

Still no teaser? Sniffle...

Posted by: gorickey at March 29, 2004 11:37 PM

i love the adium duck too. stop bashing the duck. stay with your stupid proteus if you care that much... sheesh.

Posted by: cynthia at May 10, 2004 04:30 PM

Any word on the delightful duck array? I'm waiting with baited quacks :D For those with a preference, these ducks are going to rock. Thanks Adam!

Posted by: bgannin at August 13, 2004 05:05 PM

I love the Adium icon for the exact reason that it has absolutely nothing to do with anything! It's awesome, and I love the way that people on the Adium (X)tras site keep creating all these awesome duck mods too... most of the Dock icons I have right now are ducks. Awesome stuff!

Posted by: BlueRevolution at August 20, 2004 06:00 PM
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