[Tango-artists] Session icons
jon at instance-design.co.uk
Sun Dec 4 16:13:20 PST 2005
On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 00:04 +0100, Manu Cornet wrote:
> Hi !
> > I like the restart and shutdown ones. While there is already a shutdown icon
> > in the Tango set I think I probably prefer the one here, the existing one
> > doesn't convey the idea as well as a commonly regognised simble.
> Great ! :)
> > The logout button looks a bit funny though, probably because of the shine to it,
> > which most doors don't have :)
> Well, it depends on what the door is made of :-p Anyway, I understand
> the point, but wouldn't the icon look a little flat without it ?
That's not really a problem - doors look flat anyway :)
> > I don't know what the Tango policy is on using colours as different states,
> > but how about the shutdown icon in green, amber, and red, showing different
> > degress of stopping.
> > I think the problem here is conveying the different types of shutting down to
> > non-technical users, since in a lot of cases the result seen is the same for all
> > of them - the screen turning off, and possibly the fans stopping.
> Hmm, I really agree with this. I made the shutdown icon red (for
> shutdown itself), blue (for hibernate) and orange (for suspend). I think
> making any of these icons green would be really strange : since this
> will look like a green/orange/red light on the street, then green would
> mean "go", but the computer will still stop (in some way) when clicking
> on this button.
> I kept the logout icon green, and made the reboot icon purple.
I'm not sure about the purple on the reboot icon, although I can't
really tell why, so it's probably not a huge problem :)
The shutdown icons are great.
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