[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]


Hi Bernhard, Christoph, all,

This is a little late, but when putting things into practice, small
details come up.

First, the good part: I managed to get some headway in Inkscape and
create basic designs for 16x16 and 32x32 document icons that are
pixel-perfect (the preview image doesn't show this) [1]. They're
missing the application icons - I tried to adapt existing ones from my
own designs and Bernhard's designs, but in order to be pixel-perfect,
they have to be drawn specially for smaller icon sizes, otherwise
there is quite a lot of distortion, particularly at 16x16. Since I'm
no good at manipulating objects in Inkscape, I'll leave that for
someone more skilled.

Now, the ambiguous part: working with the color pallet at [2], I found
some small points of possible improvement. Mostly that applies to
perceived lightness of colors (which, in my experience, is not always
equivalent to the actual luminosity value in the HSL color model). For
example, Green 4 appears much lighter than Blue 4, so that a gradient
that goes from Green 4 to Green 3 appears more distinct than a
gradient that goes from Blue 4 to Blue 3. At the same time, a gradient
from Blue 2 to Blue 1 appears darker than a gradient going from Green
2 to Green 1 - try it out and let me know if you see it that way too.

Based on this, I created a reference image [3] that (for me at least)
had the greatest apparent consistency between designs. It's imperfect,
but out of all the possible combinations, this worked best
subjectively. That doesn't mean I propose we use these colors, but
rather that we make small adjustments to the existing color table. It
would be ideal if we could use the same corresponding colors from each
set of colors (i.e. use Blue 1 for the Writer icon where Green 1 is
used in the Calc icon...)

I will comment on Bernhard's design tomorrow - hopefully what I just
wrote makes some sense :)

Regards,
Ivan.

[1] http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:IvanIconDraft.svg
[2] http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Marketing/Branding#Color_Table
[3] http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/cgi_img_auth.php/9/9d/IvanIconDraftReference.png

--
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to design+help@libreoffice.org
List archive: http://www.libreoffice.org/lists/design/
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***

Follow-Ups:
[libreoffice-design] Re: [libreoffice-design] Initial icon design "Dr. Bernhard Dippold"<bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Initial icon designBernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Christoph Noack <christoph@dogmatux.com>
References:
[libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!"Ivan M." <ivanm@patentpending.co.nz>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!Christoph Noack <christoph@dogmatux.com>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!Bernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!"Ivan M." <ivanm@patentpending.co.nz>
Product Artwork (was: Re: [libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!)Christoph Noack <christoph@dogmatux.com>
Re: Product Artwork (was: Re: [libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!)Thorsten Behrens <thb@documentfoundation.org>
Re: Product Artwork (was: Re: [libreoffice-design] Roadmap - More structure, please!)"Ivan M." <ivanm@patentpending.co.nz>
[libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Bernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Christoph Noack <christoph@dogmatux.com>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Bernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]"Ivan M." <ivanm@patentpending.co.nz>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Bernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]"Ivan M." <ivanm@patentpending.co.nz>
Re: [libreoffice-design] Re: Initial icon design [was: Product Artwork]Bernhard Dippold <bernhard@familie-dippold.at>
Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.