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May 17, 2004

Windows Icons..

I'm beginning to get sick of one thing and it's people asking me to do Windows Icons for their applications. Don't get me wrong, this is perfectly okay with me but when I said I'm not interested, some of them tried to fool me by sending me a different email under a different name and email address and even claiming that they're developing for Mac OS X. This has been happening more than several time and I'm pretty unhappy about it. One of them went as far as saying that if I know any better, designing icons for Windows is the right way to go. This coming from a medium-sized company.

The reasons behind this are that I prefer to follow other platform's guidelines closely and have the right resources to do so instead of designing icons with a blindfold. I'm not familiar and have no interest into learning Windows or any other platform's guidelines. There's no way I will be designing OS X style (or the over-abused word 'Aqua') icons for Windows because that is NOT their main style.

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Comments

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i´m with you

Posted by: Daniel Gasco Rodriguez at May 17, 2004 12:22 PM
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Amen.

Posted by: gorickey at May 17, 2004 12:28 PM
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Its just sad what people do these days...

Posted by: Ernest Liu at May 17, 2004 01:47 PM
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right on

Posted by: Chris Wronski at May 17, 2004 04:25 PM
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I can agree with that..

Posted by: Jason Williams at May 18, 2004 05:50 AM
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I'm not sure I understand why (and I'm not arguing that it isn't) that OS X icons and Win Icons are so different. I would love the OS X icon system on a Microsoft OS. I like Windows and don't have a problem saying that. I sometimes switch and can work effectively on both but I do tend to XP moreso than Mac.

Posted by: Nick Mracek at May 18, 2004 04:35 PM
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Adam's right.

Windows folks, leave him alone if he asks to be left alone.

Posted by: Jean-Olivier Lanctôt at May 18, 2004 10:23 PM
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To make it clear, it was not me. I was just saying is that I would like integration since OS X icons are superior to Windows.

Posted by: Nick Mracek at May 18, 2004 10:31 PM
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Well, seeing as how I have no idea what the original topic was about, let me just say that the Pulp Fiction Lite icon looks awesome in my dock. Kick-ass job, Adam. ^_^

Posted by: Steve Streza at May 18, 2004 10:45 PM
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Adam,

I can't agree with you more. I was surfing the paper a few years back and saw that a non-profit was looking for a web designer. I replied and said that I would do it for free. When they found out I was using a Mac, they said that the deal was off.

Needless to say, it's been three years and their site is just as horrible today as it was back then.

The lengths some people go to to force Windows down your throat is amazing. I honestly believe it's due to their inability or willingness to learn or try something new.

Posted by: mitchell_pgh at May 22, 2004 11:30 AM
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A pathetic, sarcastic comment from a Mac zealot. All you proved here is that you hate people using Windows, nothing else. There is nothing wrong sending an email to someone you think is normal. You probably wanted to show how devoted to your Mac to other Mac zealots, but in the meantime you have ruined your own reputation as a graphics artist. Who knows what other stupid problems you have. Maybe you can't get along with people for other reasons too. Clearly you are ridiculing people who loved your icons and cared to send you a kind email asking for windows versions, that's not the way to build a reputation. I wouldn't hire you at all given this type of personality. Loving your mac is something different than trying to ridicule people who loved your art. That makes you a jerk, not an artist.

Posted by: Dan at July 6, 2004 08:13 AM
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