[Psi-devel] Re: Iconsets, Website, Corporate Identity
pintail at yucom.be
Mon Oct 25 03:21:42 PDT 2004
> The more I think about it tbh, the more I agree with Justin, a new
> version of stellar/cosmic would be good. Nolan's was good, although
> it looked a little dirty. This could be down to using jpeg as the
> compression scheme though, I think png would be a better choice.
I think that "dirty" is caused by the hard gradient that is used (bright
yellow to black in such a small icon)
A less hard gradient or no gradien like remko made
(http://spike.ulyssis.org/tmp/stellar1.png) look less 'dirty'.
> I will say though, that the best thing any new iconset can do, is
> introduce more intuitive icons. the message icon from stellar makes
> sense, but not everybody is as smart as us and realises immediately
> that rocketships are synonymous with chat messages. Flashing red
> computer screens as an error anyone? I just introduced a highly
> educated doctor(medical) friend of mine to Psi, and the experience
> would have been considerably less painful if the icons had been more
Yes, they should be intuitive !!
Chat: Rockets (Stellar) and stars (Crystal) are not intuitive
Message: Wiggling star (Stellar) is not good. Envelope (Crystal) is better.
Error Msg: Flashing red screen icon is not good. The exclamation mark
(danger sign) of Crystal is useful. Another idea might be a
'lightning'-icon which can also refer to an 'error'.
An idea for a chat icon: maybe also something with an envelope? or
several envelopes behind each other? But maybe this is not so intuitive
because ppl might think that an icon with several envelopes means there
are several msg's in the queue..
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