Are there any guidelines out there pertaining to the production of graphics/suggested color palettes, etc for icons on mobile phones?
I've looked and can't find anything. I've noticed that the Yahoo and MSN icons look specifically formatted and designed for the mobile browser - aka they look brighter and a little rougher around the edges as opposed to the normal Yahoo icons. I am wondering if anyone has come across any suggested color palettes to use and how to produce the icons in a gif format.
I've noticed that the icons appear differently on different devices depending on the type of screen, screen size, glare, light, etc. I am trying to format icons for a specific phone, and they look nice on my own phone, but appear washed out on the other phone.
Anirudha Joshi <anirudha at iitb.ac.in> wrote:
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Nathan wrote AM/PM mix up>
In fact, you always start now+ while setting the alarm, so that's a good
constraint. I had one of those when I was a student, and I lost it in
transit when I moved out of the hostel. Missed it for a long time.
I still wish it had a snooze function, though. I like to go back to
sleep after I have woken up, for a while. BTW, I too keep the mobile
phone far away enough that I have to get out of the bed to switch it
off. (I am told it helps reduce the brain damage caused because of
radiation, but that could be wrong.)
The other thing I wish to be able to differentiate is a normal day and
an extra-special day. On a normal day, I wake up (these days) at 6.30
am. If I am late by a few minutes, and if I shut off the alarm, I will
naturally wake up any ways - latest by 7 pm. But, say I have a morning
flight to catch, I must wake up at 4.30 am, else I miss my flight. The
experience needs to be very different. (its ok to wake up with a bit of
distress once in a while - its lot more distressful to miss your
flight). Also, how about a recorded message - 'wake up, you need to be
at the airport in' + "fourty five" + 'minutes'.