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Re: Echo musings



Paul W. Frields wrote:
> I am running the latest Rawhide and had the following observations about
> the Echo theme icons:
>
> * The angle of the icons makes some of them difficult to visually
> distinguish properly, especially with a bright blue emblem in front of a
> gray icon.  Examples include the music file icon and the presentation
> icon, even at the size seen by default on the desktop.  I also wonder
> whether for some of these icons the backing "document" icon is really
> necessary.  For instance, the video media files appear as a film reel,
> which is very sensible, so I wonder why the music files shouldn't simply
> appear as musical notes or similar.
>   
Could you provide images that can be submitted on wiki to see the
problem?For me, it is very hard to analyze the issue without image.

> * The amount of detail in many of the icons makes it hard to discern the
> metaphor in many applications.  Cut, Copy, Find, Replace, and Print all
> exhibit this problem.  Reply to All in Evolution is particularly
> difficult, and menu items for Text Editor, Computer and Network don't
> really work either for this reason.  I'm not sure how much of this might
> be remedied by returning to the links Máirí­n posted about designing for
> small sizes.
>   
Mostly because these icons don't have their small size versions yet. I
agree that mail-reply-all icons is complex due to characters color.
Using a modified Ben's icon may work.


> * To extend one point made above, I wonder if it would be wise to try
> the icon set with a different foreground color.  The blue currently used
> does not lend itself well to emphasizing an emblem in front of a
> gray-colored icon.
>   
We will check out. Currently, the emphasis is to complete the stock
icons listed [1] then focus on these issues.


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