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Le 20/02/2013 21:35, Issa Alkurtass a écrit :
Hello all,

Thank you for the responses and the comments. Apologies for the long catchall email.

Kévin PEIGNOT wrote on February 19, 2013 9:51 PM:
Must say I love that, even if I liked symbolic colors too, as Mirek
proposed some times ago (blue for text related ones, green for images
related etc etc). Anyway, I think these icons can really be great, and
after having a complete set and doing some user testing, maybe we
should set them as future defaults ones.
We could definitely try that :)
I'm relaly not a good icon designer (really bad to be honest), but with
the svg of the icons I will try to color code them too, because I really
think this can be a great user friendl (and pretty too) icon set

Jean-Francois Nifenecker wrote on February 19, 2013 10:33 PM:
PS: I'd have smthg else than a drawer as the Save icon, but well...
This is the current icon for the save on Linux. The Windows version will still use the floppy 
disk icon and the Mac will use... whatever it currently uses.
I decided to keep the same metaphor of the current icons whenever possible following advice from 
Stereotype, a GSoC GNOME icon designer (she designed symbolic versions of Inkscape and GIMP icons 
among others).

Thibaut Brandscheid wrote on February 19, 2013 11:06 PM:
Areas of concern:
* Icon shape starts at different highs (the printer button is higher then the new-file button...)
I'll take that into account.

* Icon lines are too thick and make them look a bit blurry
* The icons are a bit too round for my taste
As for these unfortunately as we are trying to follow a set style we can't change them much. But 
all I can say is that the final versions should render better.

Axel wrote on February 20, 2013 4:12 AM:
You made the samples using the large version of icons and this is ok for
now, but when creating the final icons, we must be sure they look very
well at small size.
Noted, thanks for the reminder :)

From my point of view, if everyone agree we need a colored version, I
think our next step is to select the colors we want to use. The ones
used in this mockup look somehow "sad" for my taste. What do you think?
Well I simply picked LibreOffice primary colors to tie it closer to the brand. We could use the 
brighter variations.
As I sayed earlier, the exact color is just a question of design, the
approximative one is about ergonomy. And since we will have the SVGs, it
will be easy to pick the perfect sexy color for each chosen icon.

When this step is done, we should discuss the symbols that we think
could be improved or we agree they have problems. (How do you think is
easier to track the discussions around each icon? Should we create a new
thread for any icon we want to analyze/debate? Or maybe is better to
work in wiki pages to see together the icons, their history and the
related comments?)
We've discussed this in the last meeting and Mirek is currently trying out other more practical 
setups. You can find the log here

Issa Alkurtass
Motah Program, KACST
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