[Tango-artists] some suggestions
sacrat at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 06:05:52 PDT 2006
> On Fri, 2006-07-07 at 13:24 +0400, Sacrat wrote:
>> Greets to all project participants.
>> I've been looking for a decent Linux icon theme (different from Jimmac's
>> and Everaldo works) for quite a long and now I think there's at least
>> something interesting.
>> Still, I'd liked to ask few questions about Tango project before
>> actually starting drawing anything.
>> 1. What about different versions of the same icon? For example, I do
>> dislike the look of folder icons and think that something looking closer
>> to Jimmac's style would fit it better? I know, some would argue. So, how
>> can we keep multiple versions of one icon together without splitting the
> The Tango project is not about creating one theme-to-rule-them-all. It's
> about providing an icon style so a developer knows how his application
> should look to feel 'native' on the linux desktop. You are more than
> welcome to create a custom theme that follows the Tango style guidelines
> and has the folders that suit your/your distro's needs. In fact you
> won't be the first. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop ships with such a
> theme . Ubuntu's Tangerine is another example . And there's also
> the gnome-icon-theme with disctinct folders .
Thanks for the links. In some reasons I don't find the new Ubuntu being
better than the previous ones but your samples are look way more
interesting (especially for a GNOME fan like me).
That's great then, so I could contribute to the main project as well as
keep some personal branch.
>> 2. Some icons in the gallery look blurred (i.e. the author has put the
>> line not exactly to the pixel or due to rendering issues or anything
>> else): edit-redo, emblem-unreadable...
>> while others simply have different tints: face-plain, face-wink,
>> user-trash, etc...
>> I could take some optimization work on myself but I would liked to know
>> the submission/approvement rules first.
> Feel free to file specific bugs in the freedesktop.org bugzilla.
> Attaching the fixed artwork would of course be greatly appreciated.
Good idea, thanks.
I'll take a look.
>> 3. I'd also liked to make some design-related suggestions. Is this a
>> right place for such things?
> Absolutely. You are also free to chat with us on the #tango channel on
Well, promised ideas:
I've attached a 1 kb draft of a "new document" icon to illustrate my
suggestion. Just I think that Microsoft's "snowflake" or star looks
better than current Tango's "blurred dot". It's just not clear and
obvious so pixelish blinks might be more attractive although I'm not
sure about its look when the SVG is stretched.
Plus, few suggestions about existing icons from the gallery:
applications-graphics: probably it would be a good idea to remove a tube
of paint from the icon in high resolutions, otherwise it might look like
a complex icon with different meaning.
system-lock-screen and mail-reply-all icons look cropped. I know it's
very hard to draw comlpex icons with this size but still.
For some icons the look of higher resolution is quite different which
could probably be taken as a different metaphor (especially taking into
account that many icons are made of promitives like "lock", "arrow",
etc...). Just for a sample: system-lock-screen.
Thanks again for your reply. I'll try to contribute a bit in my "spare
time" (more likely a lack of it).
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