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Re: [echo] system-software-installer draft



2008/7/2 Martin Sourada <martin sourada gmail com>:
> On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 18:21 +0200, Mark wrote:
>> You or martin really need to explain why that shit color keeps being
>> used with software boxes...
>> take a look here:
>> http://images.google.nl/images?ndsp=18&um=1&hl=nl&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:nl:official&q=software+box&start=0&sa=N
>> NONE have that shit color.
>>
> Because:
>  * I like that colour
>  * You are the only one complaining about it
>  * It's picked from the colour palette
>  * Even though real-life packages are lighter than that, this fits Echo
> more, we are not doing photo realistic icons
>
>> And to be somewhat more modern i would go for a shape like this one:
>> http://www.di-o-matic.com/press/Library/fswin/fswin-box.jpg
>>
> We are talking about icons, not about real life. We need an icon to look
> decent, have easily recognisable shape, even by colour blind people,
> suggest what it symbolises. In a small icon (22x22) you can easily
> mistake such box for credit card...
>
>> And if you then still decide to use that shit color then use the real
>> cardboard one and not that over darkened one:
>> http://www.climatechangecorp.com/resources/images/content/large/20073147294_cardboard.jpg
>>
> As I said earlier - the brightness of the icon is result of me trying
> various choices and comparing the results with other icons. I didn't
> chose the one that looks most like a paper box, I chose the one that
> looked most echoey.
>
>> And besides that all the box is the deep. cut of 1/3 of it
>>
> It's intentional. Due to other elements apart from the box, it looks
> weird when shorter.
>
> But as Luya said, if you feel like you can come up with something
> better, you are welcome to do so, if we feel like it's an improvement
> we'll approve it.
>
> Thanks,
> Martin

Thanx for your reply

as you said: "* I like that colour". now if noone comments in here or
only people that do like it then it will get in echo. And because you
like it there will need to be a lot of people here that say otherwise
before you don't include it.

That's also another issue that you are practically the leader of the
echo icon theme. if you don't like an icon that i make it won't get in
and if you make an icon that i don't like (but you do) it can still
get in (this one). And there are to few people reading and commenting
on the art list to get a good idea of what the people think of it. In
this thread it's just 3 people!

And the examples i showed are for the shape! not the color use.
(except the box. it's for color indication) it doesn't need to be
photo realistic, but better then this would be a lot better


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