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Re: How is the Echo Icon development going on?



interesting articles.


2007/3/26, Máirí­n Duffy <duffy redhat com>:
Ben Arnold wrote:
> One thing you could do if you're not that great is scale down anny
> icons that are (at the moment) the largest size. The 16 and 24 sizes
> are very important and there's already an icon there to use! I've
> found it doesn't take that long to do, either, just remember to make
> it clear and recognisable at the smaller sizes.

Yeh, it seems like this is a big problem for the smaller-sized Echo icons.

I recommend everyone working on Echo read this:

http://www.firewheeldesign.com/sparkplug/2006/April/icon_design_bitmap_vs_vector.php

While the article shows the problems of scaling up from a small vector
icon, the issue a lot of the Echo icons haxve is that they are scaled
down from a large vector icon, without alignment to the pixel grid so
the details come out muddy. This talks a little bit about the pixel grid
if you are curious:

http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2007/02/21/icon_design/

I also recommend if you want fuller coverage for Fedora 7, work on the
smaller icons first, then the large sizes. The larger size icons are far
less likely to ever appear anywhere in the desktop, but the smaller
sizes are much more likely to appear thus if they are not finished they
will make the set look more incomplete.

~m

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