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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:29 pm

I posted about this on Twitter yesterday and the response has been overwhelming to say the least. But it just needs to to be said here, too: the icons designers came up with for WB 1.3 software are simply the best I've ever seen for any system. Period. They can be just so damned playful and creative - particularly the 2-frame animated variety.

So many times I've been introduced to icons to launch a program - either a game or some productivity software, it doesn't matter - and simply been blown away by the 2-frame animations some Workbench 1.3 icons were given. Last night, after installing Elvira II to my 2000's HDD I couldn't help but chuckle when I double clicked... her.
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Default state

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On-click state.

One of my favorite productivity packages - Word Perfect Library - also featured 2-state animated icons
Check out a 10-second video of these icons I made on YouTube
Just so damned good!

What are some of your favorites?

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:41 am

The Lucasfilm/LucasArts icons were pure "icon porn" and simply exquisite, handily uploaded by @nic_mi on Twitter, which I've converted to GIF here.
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Lucasfilm/LucasArts WB 1.3 icons in their prime.

Below are a few more of my personal favorites.
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tools.png
wings.png

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Shot97
Detroit, MI, USA
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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

What? GIF is a thing on this site?! How many wonderful opportunities have I missed out on by not knowing that...

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:42 am

@Shot oh no.... ;)

Let's just say they are ... for now. :P

If we can avoid memes, I think animated GIFs offer huge value here if they aren't gigantic, personally. If used with some taste. Reddit/Twitter it don't need to be. (fingers crossed)





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