[ubuntu-art] panel icons

Sebastian Billaudelle sebbil at gmx.de
Tue Jan 29 20:33:57 GMT 2008

Hi all!

I was playing arround a little bit, too:
I used the pallet from Union to get these icons (Like the one of Ken:
only a demonstation).
If anyone wants the sources, please contact me...

Am Dienstag, den 29.01.2008, 21:28 +0100 schrieb Kenneth Wimer:

> On Tuesday 29 January 2008 21:09:52 Dylan McCall wrote:
> > One quick concern from me: I see that the Update icon in this is going back
> > to the jagged orange splotch. I have yet to see how this represents
> > updating in any way, as it looks more like a bug report. The icon that is
> > currently in the Hardy alphas (with the downward-pointing arrow) is quite a
> > bit more informative.
> i agree, the little fleck of color was just to show how one could use color to 
> denote there is some action to be taken (or currently being taken). Pretty 
> much all of the ideas show there still need lots of work, I was just trying 
> to get a feel for the general idea, not suggesting final icons.
> >
> > As for which one I like, I prefer the not etched, simple 2d look. One
> > reason is just personal taste, the other reason is because panel icons are
> > usually like that. For example, if I go and download the latest Pidgin that
> > is built without Ubuntu in mind, I'll have the standard colourful Pidgin
> > icon. Alongside the etched icons it looks really weird. With the flat 2d
> > icons, it blends reasonably well. (Still not perfectly, but better). I like
> > that you use less colour for icons that do not need urgent attention (that
> > should "just work") like the volume control and network info. That way,
> > colour can be used for things to stand out, and the colourful icons that
> > other apps bring with them will be less of a concern since they still fit
> > fairly naturally with the "official" design.
> > Ideally we shouldn't have to worry about this since applications like
> > Pidgin and Liferea should really not be putting themselves in the
> > notification area all the time, but it doesn't look like that will be fixed
> > very quickly.
> I expected more people to like the 2d versions compared to the etched 
> versions, basically for the same reasons you just mentioned.
> --
> Ken
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