Designing the new Campaign Monitor iOS icons

One of my first icon projects for Campaign Monitor was to create a set of Apple iOS icons for our mobile web application. These are the icons that show up when you bookmark our mobile site to the ‘home screen’ on your Apple device. Now, with all of the iOS devices floating around out there, you can do things the easy way by creating one large icon which is then scaled down for that particular device, or you can do it properly by creating a pixel-perfect icon for each device. For the iPod Touch/iPhone 2.5/3G/3GS, the icon size is a miserly 57 pixels square. For the iPad, it’s 72 pixels square, and for the newer iPhone4, it’s a whopping 114 pixels square.

The challenge with iOS icons, or for that matter, any icon that will be used at multiple sizes, is that you need to come up with an idea that is memorable and interesting, whilst keeping things clear and concise enough that it is still recognisable at smaller sizes.

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Lets work together to kill the spill!

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, you would have in some way been affected by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Whether its been through scenes of oil-covered wildlife on the TV news, or worse, living on, or near the Louisiana’s spoiled beaches, there’s no way of denying that the spill has touched us all. With no end in sight to this man-made catastrophe, its become our collective responsibility to protect its most innocent victims - the wildlife.

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We take ping pong seriously around these parts

Back in 2006, after growing Campaign Monitor from a side project to a sustainable business, we moved out of our tiny space at a local incubator into our first “real” office. This was our first time in a truly commercial space where you had to bring your own fit out. We kept it simple: a few desks (which were actually kitchen benches), comfy chairs and our first luxury item — a ping pong table.

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How our support team works from home (and stays sane)

Find out how Campaign Monitor’s support team works from locations around the world, learn our favourite tools and see if you are the right person to join the team.

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James and Stephen join the Campaign Monitor team

Meet the two newest people to join the Campaign Monitor team. James, in our QA team and Stephen in our customer support team.

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The support team that never sleeps

Read all about the evolution of our customer support team and the tools we use to help you guys day in, day out.

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Campaign Monitor, on tour for SXSW

We’re packing the tour bus, finalizing the set list and dusting off our rhinestone jacket. With less than a month to go until the geek universe converges on Austin, TX for SXSWi, we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking the Campaign Monitor show on the road!

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Standing up for Global Ignite Week

If you had 5 minutes on stage and 20 slides, what would you say? This is the premise behind the countless Ignite talks hosted across the globe each year. Kicked off by the folks at O’Reilly in 2006, this phenomenon has grown into an online and offline hit, culminating in the upcoming Global Ignite Week, spread across 70+ venues worldwide during 1-5 March, 2010.

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An end-of-year party to rule them all

I was looking outside the window of our 6-person helicopter, trying to rationalize what was going on. Indeed, why was I in a helicopter, skimming the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge? And why was it that earlier in day, I was defending the merits of a favorite pop-philosopher, while incongruously sitting on the warm leatherette of a stretch Hummer limousine? I focused my attention on the harbor beneath, picking boats, a lone cyclist on North Head. Apparently this was the Campaign Monitor end-of-year party, but it could just as well have been a commercial for a men’s fragrance.

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A Campaign Monitor t-shirt is born

Every time we mention our amazing line of Campaign Monitor t-shirts, our community goes completely mad. Is it the flattering cut of the American Apparel cotton tee, the crisp slogans, or simply the fact that they draw the envy and admiration of all?* To get to the bottom of this, we decided to pull Jarrod Taylor, our designer and t-shirt mogul, away from the drawing board to walk us through the the creation of a Campaign Monitor tee.

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