The quality of an icon is crucial, whenever the quick and intuitive
understanding of an application feature matters. Therefore let
Centigrade come up with a beautiful palette of custom icons, making it
easier for your users to find and memorize functionality while at the
same time enhancing your software with an attractive appearance.
Verbose informational text phrases on your GUI require your users' time
and attention — not to mention the screen space that is needed to
display such text. What if there was an automagic method how your
application could put things across in less than 250 milliseconds? An
astonishingly fast way of transferring messages to your users' heads
without even forcing their consciousness to intervene, while still
requiring only a minimum of screen space? You will be pleased to hear
that such a way exists — using a beautiful palette of Centigrade
Features with faces
The hours spent for planning, implementing and testing your
application features can become an inflationary dimension during a
development sprint. Each feature means high costs and expenses. The
resulting deliverable may be powerful, yet still faceless to your users.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to value, promote and identify
your application features for an evanescent fraction of the costs and
expenses their actual development took? Nice — but not too nice to be
true: A Centigrade-crafted icon palette can accomplish exactly this.
Tailored individually and exclusively
We develop an individual icon style that exactly suites your software
and your company. As you receive exclusive usage rights, you stand out
from your competitors in a positive and unmistakable way. Benefit from
the competitive edge that a set of exclusive icons can deliver.
In case individuality and exclusiveness does not have the highest
priority, our stock icons in our shop may be an interesting alternative for
Individual and exclusive icons
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Since every Centigrade icon is constructed as a vector-based image,
there are no limitations regarding size or output medium — offering you
a vast array of potential applications. Toolbars, buttons, context menus
or decorated list items are just the tip of the iceberg. Think of all
the other possibilities.
For example, use your Centigrade icons as:
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Icons for Windows® 7
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Our Icon Process
We start with a rough paper and pencil sketch to evaluate if the icon is
We compose the icon using basic shapes. In this stage the icon looks
still flat and unpolished.
We polish the icon by adding shadows and highlights. A color correction
step at the end of the process ensures that the icon matches with other
icons of the same palette.
The Shrinking Icon Phenomenon
display resolutions grow larger and larger, leading to more, yet smaller
pixels per inch (ppi).
What on a 15" screen with a resolution of 800x600 pixels may look
like a normal part of the user interface will on an equally sized
screen with a much higher resolution become an unrecognizable
conglomeration of dots. Microsoft addresses this issue by shipping each
Windows 7 application icon at a size of 256x256 pixels, while Apple even
goes with 512x512 pixels for Mac OS X Leopard icons. You can address
this issue by ordering your icons at Centigrade.
Each Centigrade icon is crafted as a vector graphics image and can
therefore be easily optimized for different target resolutions.