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

[libreoffice-design] Icon for styles dialog


Hey

In the IRC chat we spoke about styles icon which has no good metaphor.
First an overview of current icons and at the end there is my proposal.

As pointed out during the chat, right now we have quite a mess:
- a hand pointing at several buttons (Tango icons, hard to understand)
- a tuning handle next to a paper (Galaxy and High contrast icons)
- a folder with a triangular ruler and a pencil (Oxygen and Crystal icons, KDE default for properties)
- a triangular ruler and a T (Sifr icons)
- a cone with color bursting out (new 4.2 with side bar)

- a wrench on a colored circle (Gnome default for properties, proposal by mirek2, emphasizes styles being a collection of object properties) https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/7/73/Calctabs.png
- a paintbrush on a colored circle (similar to MS products, alternative proposal by mirek2) https://github.com/libodesign/tango-testing/blob/master/styles-orig.png

Microsoft Word uses an A with paintbrush or two A-s for Change styles:
http://www.ablebits.com/_img-blog/excel-styles/excel-ribbon-styles.png

Zoho uses a combination of both two A-s and a paintbrush:
https://www.zoho.com/docs/images/saved-styles.png

Adobe uses styled S (doesn't translate that well) http://www.upload.ee/image/3948304/adobe-styles.png
or a combination of "color icon" and A for character styles and pilgrim ¶ for paragraph styles in InDesign: http://www.upload.ee/image/3948317/indesign-styles.png

One interesting icon an A made of a ruler, a pencil and a paintbrush (metaphor similar to Sifr icons): http://www.upload.ee/image/3948361/an-icon.png
Source: http://rog.ie/blog/free-social-media-icons


I would propose using stencil ruler as the metaphor. Stencil is used to draw similar objects (this is what styles are about). A Sifr-style icon could look something like this: http://www.upload.ee/image/3948188/stencil.png

Does using stencil make more sense? Or maybe someone here has a better idea, then please speak up :)

Regards
Mattias

--
To unsubscribe e-mail to: design+unsubscribe@global.libreoffice.org
Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/design/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted

Follow-Ups:
Re: [libreoffice-design] Icon for styles dialogStefan Knorr <heinzlesspam@gmail.com>
[libreoffice-design] Re: Icon for styles dialogDaniel Hulse <simplecontrast@gmail.com>
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.