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From Xin Li <lxnice...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [UX][DESIGN EXPLORATION] - flat application icons
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:50:17 GMT
Hi Kevin and Samer,

Thanks for the explorations and contributions. The icons looks great! I
love them!

I prefer the flat ones which are not have gulls because they looks simple
and clear. But I also agree with Kevin that we should explore the icons
with and without the gulls.

I suggest we can have the different size for these icons, for example
16pixel/24pixel/32pixel. So that have a preview at small size.


2013/7/8 Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>

> Another option would be to ditch the single gull and have a flat orb in
> the upper left corner, in its original colors. The desktop icons might need
> to be toned down a bit to not clash.  Likewise for the document icons,
> which don't scale well with those gradients.  (Also, when did "OpenOffice"
> get two tones.  Was I sleeping?)
>
> This works to indicate that Apache OpenOffice is the associated
> application.  It also works when there are other decorations, such as a
> lock or signature security indicator, other indicators that tend to be
> overlain on the lower left corner.
>
> Some do it differently, especially for large icons associated with
> documents.  The format may be identified in the upper left (e.g., "PDF")
> and the associated application is indicated in the main symbol (Acrobat
> Reader).  Microsoft uses generic icons for word-processing, spreadsheet,
> presentation, e-mail applications, etc.  There is then a single-letter
> badge that indicates the application when it is a Microsoft associated
> format.  For Apache OpenOffice having the orb as a badge on each of our
> designs serves a similar purpose.
>
>
> It occurs to me that the page surround is not needed.  The larger versions
> of the inscribed symbol can be used on its own, with the orb in the corner
> of those.  They might be borderless then, apart from the shape of the
> central symbol, and the page curl could go away.  (Whether a simple
> document-page surround is used on large icons, such as 64-bit ones, is a
> different matter.  That option remains.)
>
> The difference between a template and the document icon is pretty subtle.
>  I get the tear-off from a pad of paper, but only because that is the only
> way I can explain it to myself.  With uninscribed icons (other than the
> colored framing of the different symbols), maybe the difference is for the
> template graphics to be with dotted or dashed lines rather than solid.
>  Just grasping at straws here.
>
>  - Dennis
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Grignon [mailto:kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, July 7, 2013 06:43 PM
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Cc: dev
> Subject: Re: [UX][DESIGN EXPLORATION] - flat application icons
>
> I think we should explore the icons with and without the gulls.
>
> Let's see what the feasible options look like before we drive towards a
> single solution.
>
> Kevin
>
> On Jul 7, 2013, at 5:09 PM, janI <jani@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > On 7 July 2013 22:56, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Samer Mansour wrote:
> >>
> >>> I've thrown my icon set up again if you are interested in using it or
> >>> altering it, let me know.
> >>> https://cwiki.apache.org/**confluence/display/OOOUSERS/**
> >>> AOO4+-+Desktop+Icons<
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO4+-+Desktop+Icons>
> >>
> >> They are quite nice, and they fit well with the flat orb.
> >>
> >> I would keep the gull(s) since this is a distinctive feature of
> >> OpenOffice. I'm not sure about the black outline in the last row icons
> >> (those suggested for templates), it seems a bit cluttered.
> >
> > The gulls should be like the orb, and not reduced to a single gull.  That
> > way the gulls becomes the theme that follow our product throughout.
> >
> > I like the icons as such.
> >
> > rgds
> > jan I.
> >
> >
> >> Regards,
> >>  Andrea.
> >>
> >>
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Best regards,
Xin Li   李欣
UX designer

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