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Hy Heiko,

As I sayed, I changed my mind while color coding the icons, I don't 
think any more it's such useful (also, if someone really think it's an 
important thing, only user testing can help us).

Anyway, I think having more than one color in the icon palette is 
important, monochrome would be wrong : LibO is a software with A LOT of 
icons, and colors (no mater which ones) will help differentiate each of 
them. It's not like a file explorer toolbar, with few icons, where it's 
easily possible to choose monochrome. There are plenty of icons (useful 
or not, it's another subject). So I'm really sure we should use colors. 
I also think few icons could be color coded, as insert table in writer 
should be green (the traditional color of tables (excel, calcs etc), 
but that's a detail.

Then, about the icon guidelines, As I sayed to Mirek, we shouldn't 
choose if we use Gnome ones, Elementary ones, Ubuntu Ones etc, but let 
users choose that by a survey. Because if surveys are useless for 
ergonomy (user always choosing , for pure design it helps to know what 
final user find sexy or not.

I would like to have Bjoern thoughts on this, so I CC him.


Le jeu. 21 févr. 2013 10:58:12 CET, Heiko Tietze a écrit :
I was looking at the colored version trying to figure out what information
the color provides. On the first glance it looks like an application of the
four color theorem . IMHO, the content code by citrus is not intuitive.
Actually, I wonder what happens to the icon of a deactivated/disabled
button. Does its gray shade fades out further?

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