[ubuntu-art] panel icons
kwwii at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 29 22:08:14 GMT 2008
On Tuesday 29 January 2008 21:33:57 Sebastian Billaudelle wrote:
> 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...
My problem with these examples is that they would only look good on a limited
amount of background colors. Not that I think that we need something to work
on *every* background but it should be as flexible as possible within reason.
I do like the idea of using rounded objects and a simple line though.
Needs some work, perhaps someone can come up with something?
> 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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