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GeneralRe: Probably a repost but this monkey is my hero. PinmemberDalek Dave1-May-12 10:36 
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GeneralARRGG!! Pinmembergavindon1-May-12 11:19 
GeneralIcons Gone Wild PinmemberMehGerbil1-May-12 10:10 
Take a look at all the icons on the various menus/sub menus in Visual Studio 2010.
If I were to place 100 of those icons on a written test would you be able to identify even 20% of them?
 
I don't think I could do it.
I'd fail the test and I use VS 2010 every single day.
 
Oh sure, I get the cut/paste icons and the save icons, but could anyone here really identify the icons under the Test -> Windows menu in Visual Studio 2010?(1) I kind of feel sorry for the guy who had to design the Debug -> Windows -> Parallel Stacks icon. I don't blame him for putting a few white boxes there with a red squiggly. The red squiggly was probably an accident - a line drawn while the guy was falling asleep wondering why he'd settled for such a sucky job.
 
It's interesting that I can see these icons every day and not know what they mean yet even a 10yr old would easily identify with the vast majority of the smilies on this site. You could put up 100 smilies and almost everyone would get what they mean. That is effective iconography.
 
BTW, this is 2012 and the Save icon is still a 3.5" diskette which may very well be another hazard of icon usage. I've not used a 3.5" diskette to save anything in the past 10 years and yet I expect the save icon to look like a medium almost noone uses anymore. Maybe it's time to update it to a solid state drive icon?
 
Let's get the Parallel Stacks guy to design it.
 

 
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1: I'm sure there is at least one nerd here who knows all the icons but bragging about it is going to severely inhibit your ability to pick up a forum co-ed. Keep your filthly little secret to yourself.
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