Free hand icon / cursors

In a slight deviation from the format established last week, I offer small set of hand action cursors with a touch of Wii style. These were built a few years ago. I’ve used three of the four in a few different applications. I’ll let you guess which three.

Use them as you will. I’ve included each of these icons as a separate file. Each of these files contains three different sized PNGs (32×32, 64×64, and 128×128). Each of the files is also a Fireworks PNG and contains vector source shapes that can be modified.

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Hand Cursors by Steve Flowers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Make the Structure Visible


Earlier this week, my team received new tasking to design a solution to help meet pent-up demand for a mandated curriculum. Like any design project, there are problems. Some of these problems are more evident than others. Continue reading Make the Structure Visible

Three Ages of the Developer

Note: This was taken from a feed reader and is linked to an article that is no longer available. This wasn’t written by me and I’m not sure who the author is but I think this is really insightful and enough of a pain in the behind to access that it’s worth a repost. If you know who the author is, please let me know so I can properly attribute the work, relink, or pull it if so desired by the original author.

Three Ages of the Developer

There’s a story from Greek mythology that I first read as a child, having found it in my grandparent’s red, leather-bound family encyclopedia. I always liked Volume 14 of that encyclopedia, which was devoted to fables and folklore, and was illustrated with beautiful black-and-white plates. The picture that accompanied the story of Oedipus and the Sphinx has always stayed with me as a mnemonic of the tale. Continue reading Three Ages of the Developer