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A small change of style

I decided to tweak the style of the website a little bit. This will probably become a frequent occurrence as I tire easily of designs, especially if they're a bit plain. The blue doesn't seem like much of a change, but what about the zebra striped download backgrounds? Too much?

I was messing around with using different Apple wallpapers to display my icons and such against, and when I got to this, I just loved it - especially against the neon blue. It's a bit 80's, a bit electro, and a bit kitsch... but what's wrong with that? If you think it's all a bit too hideous, don't be afraid to email me to let me know your thoughts.

ZebraStyle

Praat Replacement Icon

This is a bit of a weird one; I came across an application called Praat (don't laugh) on MacUpdate. It's something to do with speech analyzation and only of use to a specific group of people, but what struck me about it was the icon. It looks like it was drawn in MS Paint by a child! Most of the comments on MacUpdate for this app were about the quality of the icon rather than the app itself (which, by all accounts, is excellent), so I decided to make a replacement for it. This is the result...

PraatPreview

I showed an early preview of it to the users of the app ages ago, and they have been begging me to finish and release it ever since. Incidentally, I offered it to the developers themselves, and they didn't want to use it! So, here it is for anyone to use, in three variations, if not for Praat, then maybe for something similar?

Remembrance Poppy Icon

The 9th of November 2008 is Remembrance Sunday, which marks the end of the First World War, and a day on which we in the UK remember the men and women in our armed forces who lost their lives protecting others. It is traditional to wear a poppy on this day, or to lay a wreath of poppies on a memorial to such people. I have created this icon of such a poppy to use as you will, and to raise awareness of The Poppy Appeal, a charity which serves to offer financial, social and emotional support to our ex-servicemen.

PoppyPreview

Pumpkin Icon

Just in time for Hallowe'en, I felt like making a Pumpkin icon. There are actually three variations of this one; two lit and one unlit. I couldn't decide between realistic detail and dramatic effect for the lit one, so I did both. A perfect representation of my own pumpkin this year, it took about 4 hours of purely Photoshop. Enjoy!

PumpkinPreview

Canon Printer Icon

I saw an awesome icon of a Canon Printer today. It wasn't the model I own, but it got me thinking about creating one of my own, so here it is; a Canon PIXMA IP5200R. It took about 8 hours of pure Photoshop. Maybe someone can make use of this.

PrinterPreview