[ubuntu-art] panel icons
post at kims-area.com
Tue Jan 29 22:11:29 GMT 2008
Hi, (@ all: I'm new to the list, followed it for quite a while).
I really like the panel-icons you created, my vote would go to this kind
of style too.
Looks unique and not windows-98-like as somebody else said previously.
Am Dienstag, den 29.01.2008, 21:33 +0100 schrieb Sebastian Billaudelle:
> 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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