[Tango-artists] Icons for inclusion

Nathan Willis nwillis at glyphography.com
Fri Mar 9 11:47:18 PST 2007

As long as we're talking about coding metaphors, I have to give my
thumbs-down to the yellow hard hat metaphor -- it, too, is entirely
indistinct at small sizes, and even at larger sizes it lacks the "distinct
shape" Rodney mentioned, as well as detail and contrast.  Is it a lemon? A
tennis ball?  A gumdrop?  And even if it is recognized eventually as a hard
hat, it doesn't communicate.  Hard hats are safety gear, not tools, not
process, not product.  At the very least, if you are going with the
"construction work" metaphor, a hammer is more visually distinctive and more

Just wanted to get that off my chest.


On 2/28/07, Mathias Brodala <info at noctus.net> wrote:
> And the Makefile icon looks cluttered to me since there's to much going on
> at
> it. This will become obvious if you try to create the lower resolution
> versions.
> The idea of the conversion from source text to a binary file is not quite
> bad,
> but you should go with a much simpler approach.
> I for myself prefer the Makefile icon[0] from the Unabashed Tango
> Theme[1]. It
> tells me directly and without thinking about that it has something to do
> with
> building something. And that's what it does.
> Just my $0.02.
> Regards, Mathias
> [0] http://download.noctus.net/gallery/caps/unabashed-makefile.png
> [1] http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38266830/
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