01 Apr '14, 2pm

.@Intridea's two-step guide to touchscreen icons by @bpmarkowitz

Last week, I found myself in an interesting Twitter discussion with my friend Brad Frost . Centered around home screen icons for mobile, Brad was lamenting on the lack of up-to-date, clean cut resources for them. I couldn't agree more! In fact, over the last few weeks, that has been my baby; to create a simplistic guide for home screen icons. Initially, it was just an internal team resource, but now I'd like to share it with you. And after a lot of testing and research, here is what I came up with... TL;DR: People are overdoing it. You can add great looking home screen icons for iOS and Android with a single image and two lines of code. Here's the Github Repo with the markup and a test image. From Flappy Birds to the "Gloss" Effect Before the days of App Stores and Flappy Birds, when the iPhone was first unveiled, there were no third party apps. Your home screen was a fixe...

Full article: http://www.intridea.com/blog/2014/4/01/touch-icons

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