[Tango-artists] Session icons
dobey at novell.com
Mon Dec 5 10:16:07 PST 2005
My question would be to ask if I could see these in place in a mock-up
of how they would look to the user. Just seeing icons doesn't really
give enough context to their usage. It does seem, however, that these
are perhaps just more of the too many icons we already have. But, it
would be nice to see them in the UI where they are intended to be put,
so that I can make a better statement on the subject.
On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 23:47 +0100, Manu Cornet wrote:
> Hello !
> I am new to designing icons (and new to this list), but I am also a
> developper for Ubuntu, and right now trying to enhance the "Close
> session" dialog.
> This dialog will need five new icons, for Shut Down, Reboot, Hibernate,
> Suspend and Log Out actions. The basic idea is to let them have
> different shapes but also very distinguishable colors : red for Shut
> Down, orange for Reboot, blue for Hibernate, green for Log Out and maybe
> purple for Suspend.
> I have already designed three of these icons, trying to follow Tango
> guildelines, and I am willing to make them better so that maybe some day
> they can be useful for the Tango project ? Here are the icons (PNG and
> SVG) :
> My questions are simple :
> * What about them ? Is there anything I can do to make them more
> "Tango-compliant" ? I realize that they probably still need a bit of
> polishing before getting real, final icons of the right size.
> * Do you have any idea for Hibernate and Suspend icons  ? I thought
> I'd make the Hibernate one blue because it could look like an ice cube
> or something, but other ideas are very welcome. I also thought of making
> one of these two have something like "Zzz" in it, but some people think
> users without any "cartoon" culture wouldn't necessarily understand.
> Well that's it, hope I can design nice icons and help the Tango project,
> I really love how all these icons look so far !
> Manu Cornet
>  The difference between those being : suspend just lets the computer
> "sleep" while its RAM is still on and still holds information ;
> hibernate saves the RAM content onto the hard disk and shuts the
> computer down -- thus, an hibernated computer does not use any energy at
> all -- and then restores it into the RAM when booting again.
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