[Clipart] Question about style guidelines
frederik.elwert at web.de
Mon Jan 7 06:17:39 PST 2008
Am Montag, den 07.01.2008, 15:52 +0200 schrieb Nicu Buculei:
> I take issue with a guideline saying such things like:
> "thin black strokes for individual surfaces of appr. 1px; think black
> outline for the whole drawing of appr. 6px"
> We work with vectors, so the width is relative to the image size. Using
> such width, they will impose me a certain size for the final result,
> something I don't want.
You're right. Fixed widths are not really optimal. So if you have a
better idea how to express the characteristics of this style, please
improve the description.
> Take as an example this image for a large set I am preparing for
> submission: http://nicubunu.ro/pictures/games/blacksmith.svg (in the end
> it will be colored)
> Is it "cartoon"? "outline"? "lineart"? neither?
The idea is not to put style tags on every piece in the gallery. The
idea is rather to have a way to express that some pieces fit together
regarding their look. And to give authors the possibility to stick to a
already used style, if they want to.
The problem I wanted to face with the style thing is this: Today, I
needed to create a sort of icon that showed a globe with a book on it.
So I took the "glossy globe" and now searched for a book. But most books
on OCAL just didn't fit the glossy look of the globe. So with a style
tag "glossy", I could just have done a tag search for "book" and
"glossy" and would have quickly found possible candidates.
Or think of map symbols: You are currently dealing with map elements for
roleplay like maps, if I got it right. But other map symbols might be
rather in the flat, technical style of official maps. So having a
possiblility to say "this is a map symbol, but in a particular style"
could be helpful, I think. Which doesn't imply that every map symbol
would require a style tag, but if an author wants to express that he or
she created a collection of map symbols that fit together well, it would
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