Vector vs. Raster: The Fool’s Game

Stephen Deken also disagrees with Hockenberry on the use of vector art for icons, but the nut of his argument seems to come down to this:

In the long term, a better approach would be to develop a specialized vector icon format. (No, SVG isn’t it. It’s worse than PDF in verbosity.)

Arguing for a new vector format optimized for iconography is not the same thing as arguing that vector art should be used for distributing higher-resolution icons today.

Wednesday, 15 November 2006