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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Creating Windows XP Icons
I was doing a spot of late night browsing (in fact I was in the middle of reading a very interesting article on Agile development experiences when the server went down!), and came across a totally unconnected MSDN article from July 2001, which is a beauty. Creating Windows XP Icons describes in step-by-step detail how to create icons just like the guys at Microsoft. It describes the palette, perspective, common icons for toolbars, adding drop shadows, creating correct transparency maps etc.
If you are a designer or a programmer in a designer's shoes, this is a must read. The article has been rated over 7500 times and it has an average rating of 8 out of 9 (who's the person that seems to visit every MSDN article and give a rating of 1 ?!?)
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com