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Hy every one

I tried to color code icons, according to this old Mirek proposal : , and using 
black when the icon has a too general purpose. The result is here (it's 
based on Issa mock-Up). Personnaly, I'm not any more convinced that 
having color coded icons would be such a big step forward. But I would 
to share something I though while doing this.

No mater if icons are not color coded, having bicolor icons 
(exceptionnaly three MAYBE) could really be great, thinking this way :
- each icon should be based on grey,
- each icons should have a second color as soon as it can helps 
understanding the meaning of an icon. Example : Bold icon do not need 
to be bicolor, but landscape/portrait page yes.
- The color should be applicated to the most important, significative 
part of an icon. In the case of Portrait/Landscape mode, the new 
orientation would be colored, the old one staying grey.

Having just one other color by icon make :

- LibreOffice being more differentiated from the concurrency (Gdocs etc)
- Staying clean (less colors by icons, more clean, personal filling 
that seems confirmed by the massive use of monochrome designs (Unity 
top bar (indicators), MAC OS X, Gdocs, Windows 8 etc etc)
- Help to understand what an icon do.

What do you think about these "design rules"


Le mer. 20 févr. 2013 22:14:33 CET, Issa Alkurtass a écrit :
Hello Kevin,

Kévin PEIGNOT wrote on February 21, 2013 12:02 AM:
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

Oh sorry, here is the SVG

Issa Alkurtass
Motah Program, KACST
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