[Bug 76473] Re: Icons don't conform to a proper grid.

brettalton brett_alton at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 19 17:19:02 UTC 2006


** Attachment added: "Screenshot of mis-aligned icons"
   http://librarian.launchpad.net/5472805/Screenshot-4-1.png

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: desktop-base
  
  Desktop icons need to conform to a proper 48px x 48px (or whatever the
  preferred dimension is) grid. The shortcuts seem to easily overlap each
  other, and the text is squished together when they are placed side-by-
  side. In reference to Web Development or Media Printing, the icons need
  more padding.
  
  At the moment, icons can not be place directly side-by-side without text
- overlapping (such as "brett's Home" and "Computer", the "er" in
- "Computer" and the "br" in "brett's Home" overlap and make the name
- unreadable.
+ overlapping (such as "michael's Home" and "Computer", the "er" in
+ "Computer" and the "mi" in "michael's Home" overlap and make the name
+ unreadable. In the screenshot I attached, I have "brett's Home" and you
+ can easily imagine what one more character would do to the spacing
+ between "Computer" and the home icon.
  
  Also, placing icons vertically, they don't seem to have the freedom to
  move 2px up or down, but rather only a already defined 5 or 6px, making
  it hard to line the icons up.
  
  If the icon sizes were all standardized (ie: 36px x 36px), and there was
  an invisible grid for the icons to snap too, this problem would be
  erased.

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Icons don't conform to a proper grid.
https://launchpad.net/bugs/76473




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