How Not to Design an Icon

Levelator Icon

I recently downloaded and installed Levelator on my computer. I almost missed it when I looked for it on my desktop. It’s icon blends in almost perfectly.

I wouldn’t expect my desktop’s color to be that uncommon. It’s the standard Windows XP theme with no desktop image.

Levelator Icon on white background

Here’s the icon on a white background.

I wonder how they’ll respond to my e-mailed bug report.

Update: I received the following e-mail from The Conversations Network, source of Levelator:

Stealth software, I guess. :-)

Thanks for letting us know, Brent.


Timestamp — just over an hour after my e-mail. Not bad.

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