[ubuntu-art] Some guidelines for consideration

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at home.se
Fri Aug 25 13:09:12 BST 2006

Chuck Huber wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 10:35 +0100, Who wrote:
>> >
>> >  Note, on Fedora Core 6, the Bluecurve icons are being replaced by what I
>> > think is a very nice new set called "Echo"
>> >  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoDevelopment
>> >
>> They're really great icons - I think they are too glossy in places,
>> but definitely a good update to Bluecurve.
>> I think the fact that they are more realistic than Human) makes them
>> feel more modern. also, more of the icons are drawn on an angle, not
>> just 'flat' on the desk, which I think contributes to the feeling that
>> that is a modern theme for good, shiny computers!
> Really?  I find echo a bit more cartoonish than Human.  Take the disk 
> drive icons, or CD or printer icons for example.  That's not to say 
> that Human can't be improved by getting more realistic.  I think it 
> can, but the examples below are tough to beat.
> That said, I still like echo quite a bit and I think it's a good 
> reference to refer to at times.  It may be especially useful as a 
> guide to see which icons they consider most important for the Gnome 
> desktop experience.
Uhm? Most important for the GNOME desktop?
What about all icons in every application? Yes, that is quite a bunch, 
but I think it's a rather good goal.
Echo are currently even more incomplete than Human, but I guess some 
values some certain ascetics rather than a complete interface.
- Andreas

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