Microsoft IE7 Gets a New Icon!
Hopefully, by now youâ€™ve seen from our posts that there are a lot of new features and work going into IE 7. As part of this update, weâ€™re refreshing our icon and logotype. We considered more radical departures from our current logo, but blue â€œeâ€ with the ring is very recognizable and familiar to users, so we elected instead to make more subtle changes.
As you can see, the new â€œeâ€ has more modern look, and the edges are a bit darker so the icon stands out better against different backgrounds. We liked the gold ring too since it brings in new energy and helps the icon pop a bit more than the old one.
This icon and text treatment will be used on the versions of IE 7 for Windows XPSP2, Server 2003 SP1, and x64 versions. Weâ€™ll have a slightly different look for the Windows Vistaâ„¢ version, one thatâ€™s more consistent with the icons there. Weâ€™re not quite ready with that one yet, but weâ€™ll share it here once we do.