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2009

2006

graphpaper.com - Microsoft Word’s Useless Buttons

by sbrothier
It’s not bragging (in fact, it’s probably a little embarassing) for me to say that I am an expert user of Microsoft Word. I can do just about anything I want with it, and I understand most of Word’s idiosyncracies and tricks. Still, the UI has always seemed to get in my way. For example, there are a ton of buttons I never use — so for kicks I decided to see just how many.

Web feed icon trademark, licensing and usage guidelines : pretty widgets

by sbrothier & 1 other
I am encouraged to read Mitchell Baker’s posts (part 1, part 2) about the usage of Stephen Horlander’s web feed icon which is seen in Firefox, IE7 and on an increasing number of web pages. She suggests that Mozilla should work with the web community to set usage guidelines for the icon. This is a great idea. Guidelines are necessary to avoid confusing web users about the meaning of the image.

Subtraction: Little Orange Icons

by sbrothier (via)
The world of XML syndication is still a soup of acronyms and counter-intuitive terminology — RSS, Atom, XML, feeds, aggregation, ’casts, etc. — but at the very least, we’re inching towards visual standardization in how we represent it iconographically. Microsoft, in an uncharacteristic but laudable show of cooperativeness, agreed late last year to adopt Firefox’s orange RSS/XML icon — a rounded little square with featuring what might be best described as ISO-style broadcast waves — for its Internet Explorer 7 browser.

Tango Desktop Project

by sunny & 21 others
The Tango Desktop Project exists to help create a consistent graphical user interface experience for free and Open Source software.

2005

Les icônes à l'écran : Une sténographie de l'interactivité

by Krome & 5 others (via)
Les icônes sont les signes affichés à l'écran qu'utilise un usager pour naviguer, jouer ou transiger dans un système interactif.

Les icônes à l'écran : Une sténographie de l'interactivité

by sbrothier & 5 others
Les icônes sont les signes affichés à l'écran qu'utilise un usager pour naviguer, jouer ou transiger dans un système interactif.

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