[Adium-devl] New Icons, thank to Adam Betts
andrew at mootpointer.com
Tue Jul 11 23:49:33 UTC 2006
On 12/07/2006, at 9:28 AM, Chris Forsythe wrote:
> Regarding the toolbar icons, Phill said that the file transfer icon
> a placeholder, so everyone leave that one alone. I like the change to
> the General icon, VooDooPad also does something to General so we
> wouldn't be the first app to change that icon. The feather is very
> but doesn't relay what it's for I think. I told Phill that maybe
> something like multiple colored feathers would do that, and he relayed
> that to Betts.
Perhaps if it were better illustrated that it is in fact a quill,
there would be less confusion. Of course, that's not easy to show,
except with an inkpot. I don't know how that would look, or if it
would be a bit out of place. In fact, thinking about it, I'd put that
into the messages slot (with the ink pot) and go back to the drawing
board on Contact List.
> The away post I don't know if we should use. Jorge brought up that
> doesn't mean the same thing in other languages. At the same time, we
> also set the Away in the dock icon, so I'm not sure how far that
> argument can be taken.
See "Away" is obviously not a problem for me, but I've been wracking
my brain for an alternative. Maybe whatever the default away Adiumy
dock icon is would be appropriate. It's possibly a little vague, but
> I think messages looks good. I'm not sure about advanced, it's a nice
> idea, but it might have the same problem as the sign with away on it.
I don't think the sign is relevant. e = mc^2 is pretty universal. As
I recall it was a German fellow who pioneered that equation. It
represents "Advanced" quite well in my mind.
Overall the icons look pretty good, it's always a stretch to get used
to new things, but I think I can manage it.
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