It's time to iron out your icons

Windows 8 tile icons are simple white icons on a single color.  Microsoft also reflected the look on their main site as well as in Visual Studio 2012.  PlayStation Store’s new look: the same hard-edged simple icons on a single background color.  A bunch of sites and applications are doing this…ironing out and de-colorizing their icons.  Is this good or not?  I guess the eyes scan such things quickly and they work better in peripheral vision…but color may convey some information too. Time will tell, I guess.

Old Windows icon

Let’s iron it out, shall we?

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