.NET Framework Graphics - "No Brainer Compatibility"

Paul Alexander was kind enough to put together a series of really slick graphics elements that were designed to denote which version of the .NET Framework a particular component was compiled to. This is ideal in situations where you either a) only have one compiled version of your app, or b) have separate installers for each version.

I spent the past few hours cleaning up Paul's Illustrator file. It's really slick now, because you can show and hide different layers to produce different graphics depending on your needs. In the file he gave me had the whole graphics as entirely separate elements.

I'm callling them "Framework Compatibility Graphics", and here's what they look like:

Interscape and Xheo together are proposing this to the community as a standard for denoting Framework compatibility. To accelerate this process, we have created a Zip file archive with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop versions for these graphics. You can download it here. The archive contains 3 different sizes for each graphic (except the smallest size does not have the faded version, it was impractical). We highly encourage everyone to take advantage of this immediately. The better we, as developers, educate our customers, the better it will be for everyone.

UPDATE: The archive contains gif files at three different sizes, so you don't have to mess with the PSD or AI files if you don't want to. The sizes are shown here:


I'll be talking more about this over the next several days, and how to effectively brand your products with these logos. I'll also talk about how they fit into the overall versioning strategy that Interscape and XHEO is pushing.

Special thanks goes out to Paul at Xheo.com for taking the time to create these graphics. He did an outstanding job.

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