Monday, April 05, 2010

DILE logo

One of my colleagues complained several times because DILE used the standard .NET icon and thus it was a bit difficult to find it in the taskbar.

Unfortunately I can't draw. I have absolutely no talent for arts so I decided to look for a logo. And what else could the logo be? Of course, it's a crocoDILE (pun intended).

However, finding logos is not as easy I thought. I spent more than 3 hours on searching for images on the Internet. I wanted something free, non-cartoonish with the correct aspect ratio. In the end I found this:

It's quite nice I think. I've created smaller icons from it and now both the .exe and the main form uses these icons. I've also added a Start Page which contains this logo and the version number.

I'm also going to add the list of recent projects and assemblies to this new Start Page which will make it a bit more useful.

But seems like I'm not done with images yet as another colleague keeps asking me to find icons for the panels...

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