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Re: Echo: "package-x-generic" attempt 10



On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 02:04 +0100, Mark wrote:
> 2008/1/13, Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> >
> > On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 23:53 +0100, Mark wrote:
> > > Hey,
> > >
> > > i've seen a dozen package-x-generic icons of different icon themes
> > > that all look better than the current  package-x-generic. So i (again)
> > > did an attempt to create a good looking one.
> > >
> > > This icon is partly compatible with the echo guidelines. the only
> > > thing that isn't is that light brown isn't in the echo colors. I would
> > > like to see that one added.
> > >
> > > My icon is based on the colors of this package [1].
> > > The main colors in that icon:
> > > 1. #efd497
> > > 2. #b18e4b
> > > 3. #bba370
> > > 4. #dcc698
> > >
> > > Those are also used in this icon.
> > > I think this icon looks good at all the sizes i posted now and bigger
> > > is looking fine as well. Smaller (16x16) is still usable but probably
> > > not recommended.
> > >
> > > And another issue in echo. 3 shadows aren't possible ;) this shadow is
> > > copied from another package-x-generic but the way the shadow is shown
> > > in it isn't possible in real life (except with multiple light
> > > sources).
> > >
> > > So what do you think?
> > >
> > > [1] http://www.markdbd.com/proyectos/google_reader_notifier/images/install.png
> >
> > To be frank, to me it seems like if the package was looked at through a
> > mist. Could you make stronger outline and use darker colours, I am OK
> > with the package icon I send you (well, after all it were my changes
> > that resulted in that), though it might be a little brighter. But if you
> > brighten it too much it does not fit Echo or even becomes bland.
> >
> > As for the shadows. They aren't supposed to be real (nor completely
> > unreal), but they are supposed to be consistent throughout the whole
> > theme. So the shadow is mostly OK as is. Most is at the back part, and
> > some in the front as well... Oh, and these shadows surely are possible
> > in real world, you'd just need to have the light source close enough...
> >
> > Martin
> 
> Oke, i will make a darker border around it but the package itself
> isn't gonna be darker!
Than it most likely will not be in the echo-icon-theme. It's just to
much brighter than the rest of the theme and does not would not work
good with the rest (though by itself it might be very nice).

> making it darker means making it ugly in this case.
That's your opinion, mine is on the contrary.
> I will post new images somewhere tomorrow.
Cool.
> And could you add a light brown to the guideline?
> 
Nope, we are not going add any more brown hues to the guidelines. We
have enough brown there already and you are not tied to the very hues
that are in the guidelines, but it should look like it IS based of the
colour palette in guidelines, which your bright package is clearly not.
Though to me it really seems like if it was proper echo icon, only
viewed through mist. Thinking about it, you should maybe play with the
contrast...

Martin

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