Business and financial products up until now used to have Spartan, purposely minimalistic user interfaces. This approach worked in the early days of text-based spreadsheets and monochrome trading terminals. However, the latest trends in operating system and software design require a better, more usable and more visually appealing approach to user interface design. Is your software team prepared for the challenge?
Designing clear text messages, intuitive dialogs and window layout is only one side of a coin. It is still easy to spoil a good interface with badly designed, rushed graphics, with alternatives being spending more on graphics or moving the deadline. There is a third, less talked about alternative: using readily available stock graphics to empower your financial project.
What’s so good about stock images? Stock icons are a great way to make your product stand out with professional, balanced design and strikingly good looks. Stock icons are readily available, meaning that you see exactly what you get, and you get it right away without the long wait. Stock icons are sold as matching sets, ensuring color and stylistic integrity of your project. Finally, stock icons are a much less expensive alternative to making icons even in-house, let alone outsourcing them to a contractor.
Working specifically on designing a good product for business-oriented audience, you need stock images designed with that in mind. While there are many generic sets of icons available, there are only a few designed for business developers. Business Toolbar Icons by Perfect Icon are hand-crafted by professional software designers for the purpose of integration with business and financial software.
Business Toolbar Icons depict many objects, actions and symbols that are widely used in financial products. Currencies such as Dollar and Euro, accounting terms such as Credit and Capital Gain, actions such as Forward, Back, Pick and Transfer, and human-related icons such as Boss, Employee and Customer are supplied among many other images.
Technically speaking, your purchase delivers over two hundred icons in all standard sizes, color depths and file formats. Semi-transparent True Color images for Windows XP and Vista systems with high resolution displays are complemented with 8-bit, 256-color images. Each image comes in all resolutions of 16×16, 20×20, 24×24, 32×32, and 48×48 pixels, and is supplied in three different states: normal, disabled, and highlighted. All images are available in Windows Icon (ICO), Bitmap (BMP), GIF, and PNG file formats.
Business Toolbar Icons have all the graphics you need to empower a business or financial project, and represent a great value at only $99.95. Visit Business Toolbar Icons page to see the icons and decide if you are ready to save time and money going the stock way.