Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Speed Up Software Development with Stock Application Icons

by: Victor Ivlichev

Attractive user interface is an important part of any software product. Creating numerous buttons, icons, toolbars and other icons used in wizards and dialogs is an extremely time and money-consuming task. The endeavor, however, can be easily avoided if you are prepared to make small sacrifices in order to obtain a large gain by using ready-made application icons.

What sacrifices? If you are about to use ready-made application icons, you sacrifice the unique looks your product might—Äve otherwise had. Everything else you gain: the faster design, the wide variety, and the price. With ready-made application icons, you can choose between hundreds of offerings. By paying a very affordable price, you are getting usually dozens, if not hundreds, of application or toolbar icons. You can download a ready-made icon library the very moment after placing your order. And of course, you can fully preview the entire icon library before committing to buy!

Application Toolbar Icons by http://www.toolbar-icons.com/ are a collection of ready-made toolbar icons. The icon collection includes over 50 unique icons commonly found in software applications. The collection contains GIF, PNG, and BMP icons for easy integration with online projects, and Windows ICO icons for embedding the icon collection into Windows applications.

There are several different styles of icons, including normal, highlighted and disabled. The entire icon collection is available in 256 colors and True Color, with the exception of GIF icons that are 8-bit only. Resolutions include 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, and 48x48 pixels.

Aside from the technical specifications, Application Toolbar Icons contain everything you need to create a nice-looking application. The icon collection includes over a hundred icons, and contains images for actions, objects and symbols such as Open, Create, Save and Save All, Print Preview,Cut, Copy and Paste, Preview, Edit, Close Document, About, Import and Export, Support, Mail, Find and Search, Options, Help, Warning and Hint, Alarm, Undo and Redo, Left and Right, Up and Down, Run, Back, and many, many more. Priced under $100, Application Toolbar Icons are effectively less than 50 cents per image, making the icon collection a real bargain.

Preview Application Toolbar Icons, order and download application icons at http://www.toolbar-icons.com/stock-icons/application-toolbar-icons.htm