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Hi Jay,

2014-11-15 20:52 GMT+01:00 Jay Philips <>:

Hi Mirek and Alex,

On 11/15/2014 07:31 PM, Alexander Wilms wrote:
Hi Mirek,

I and Jay agreed that the icons look much clearer without the candy-ish
fill, especially the "T" and the omega. Currently, the icons bold,
italic and underlined in master use the Gnome 2.20 style, with a rather
flat gradient and highlights. Here's a SVG comparing the different

I didn't attend the last two hangouts, so we didn't make a decision
regarding the text icon style, but I could attend next week.

We discussed the icon style in last week's hangout and we decided to go
with the style i've been using (i mentioned this in the redmine thread).

OK, that's fine, and I kind of like its flatness.
As I mentioned in my reply to Alex, though, there need to be guidelines for
this new style, and it shouldn't be called "tango" anymore.

Regarding the icon size, is it really that bad if a few icons make use
of the 1 px margin? E.g. the text lines in the bullets and numbering
icons look too slim if one leaves the margin untouched.

I normally only go over the margin width-wise when there is a major need
for it, like in the case of the bullets and numbering icons. The only
thing that i may let go over the margin height-wise is the shadow.

22x22 is the size recommended by the Tango guidelines. It's the default
size for KDE and 22x22 with a 1px border is the default for Gnome. I don't
think a size increase was necessary in the numbering icons and, in general,
if we're able to make a 16x16 icon, a 22x22 version shouldn't be a problem,
and it'd be good for icon consistency to stick to a size limit.

That said, I'm fine with going for 24x24 with this new style, but if we're
going to do that, this size either needs to be the new norm or there need
to be guidelines on when this size is acceptable. (I'd go with the former.)

Since you're the one behind the new style, could you please give a name to
this style and change and expand Guidelines regarding
lighting and shadows in particular would be very useful. (The lack of
lighting in the new style clashes a bit with the old shadows, IMHO.)

Looking at GitHub, you don't seem to be a member -- could you send me your
GitHub username (make an account if you don't have one) and, after you get
access, add yourself to the AUTHORS file?

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