Scott Hanselman’s recent post about computer icons is getting quite a bit of attention over on Slashdot.
In his post Scott goes through some of the more commonly used icons that appear in both software interfaces as well as those of many web based services – and even portable devices such as the smartphone that you might be using to read this post.
If you’re old enough you’ll remember floppy disks, but I can’t honestly remember the last time I saw a desktop or laptop that used them. Yet the icon used to “save” a file is still the floppy disk. Is it time to change those icons? If so, what could you change them to?
If you’ve got a couple of minutes head over to his post – it’s well worth a read.
- Icons That Don’t Make Sense Anymore (tech.slashdot.org)
- The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don’t make sense anymore (gabrielcatalano.com)