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Using IE Procedural Surfaces to Generate Icons

Graphics are important to programmers. As much as we'd like to stick to foo and bar as much as possible, there always comes a time when we need to put a little thought into how an interface should look. That often involves graphics. In most of the applications I've created, the main type of images I've used have been icons. They're small, easy to work with, and help to enhance the visual interface of almost any application. Unfortunately, my computer graphics skills are quite limited, so, when the time comes to needing an icon, I'm usually stuck trying to find a nice affordable (read: free) one on the web. Lucky for me, not long ago, I happened to discover an excellent site called IconBuffet which provides a number of high-quality icons at no charge to its members. IB is more than just your average icon download site, though. The images are professionally done, and there is an interesting community of users to communicate with when swapping icon sets. Note that