(2003 to 2005)

Brute force icons

Tue Feb 3 08:53:00 UTC+1100 2004


You know, a 16x16 pixel icon with only 16 colours would only render 4096 possible icons..

I'm a software developer, icons are the bane of my existence. They are so necessary to having a good app, and at the same time are the last thing that I can bring myself to care about.

On day soon I'm going to take a few hours and write the application that generates thousands of icons, and then a view that hows them, so I can purge the crap ones, keep the ones that look 'decent' and then maybe do something fancy around brute-forcing the decent ones into high-res ones..

I'd love to know if someone has already done this..


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