Reflections are the new drop shadows 14 Sep 2006
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Apple’s gone reflection crazy. And if history is any indication, everyone will follow. It looks like the image reflection effect is the new drop shadow.
Image reflections are now found in iChat, iTunes, and iPhoto. iWeb will add reflections for you if you publish to the web. Reflections are everywhere on Apple’s marketing site too. More are coming in OS X 10.5 as well. I see even Microsoft’s Zune software has image reflections for some album covers:
We’re even seeing reflections show up on the web. Here are some icons from the Fluxiom product site:
Shopify also gets glassy with:
Of course there’s nothing wrong with the effect, but use it with caution. Even Apple seems to be having a hard time with moderation.