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Re: [gcmd-usr] New icon contest :-)

From: Uwe Scholz
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] New icon contest :-)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:19:51 +0100
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Hey Michael,

it might be that you forgot to attach the anchor icon, no? ;-)

Anyways, I did not (yet) think of redesigning the icon, sorry that I was not 
specific in this point. I was more thinking of a new svg icon which should look 
a bit more like we are in the year 2019 and not 20 years in the past. :-D

Personally I like the floppy disk icon as one directly can understand that the 
application has something to do with the files or the system on the computer 
(assuming that people still know what a floppy disc was used for). But if it 
comes to a decision that we should change the icon I'm more than open to do so.

As we have the "Commander" word in the title of our application, I was also 
thinking of a steering wheel like they had on old wodden pirate ships. What 
about that Something like those in here: 
https://www.flaticon.com/free-icons/steering-wheel ^_^


Am 29. Januar 2019 03:44:39 MEZ schrieb Michael <address@hidden>:
>Funny enough i've had exactly that though, out of the blue,  when i
>looked into my collection of accumulated icons and wondered why there
>are still non-svg icons. 
>And when it come to filesize, that does not seem to matter anymore
>today. Handbrake comes with a 3,3 MByte sized icon ... and totally
>stupid stuff with a drink and ananas ... wow. But nice :D
>However, i'm in no position to work on this right now ... grunting
>under load :D and i've not worked with graphix for so many years now. 
>But i may create a mockup if i'm bored :D
>The questions are right here: 
>* Should the icon depict something characteristic for gcmd, like a dual
>pane ?
>* Or is that not so important, and it should rather be a unique, nice,
>and outstanding logo ? (Like, eg, the firefox)
>Personally, i think a dual pane is a bad idea, since it looks boring
>and similar to many calc/text document icons.
>Then what would be the most important or characteristic feature, after
>the panes ? 
>I would vote for the unique 'logo' though and that could be anything,
>like an animal or something out of GC letters, or just colors.
>What do you think ?
>For example, since i don't like that floppy disk so much, i've settled
>with a blue anchor icon (attch) stolen from some debian package, for my
>gcmd launcher. It evokes positive feelings of safety, and bein
>'anchored' in the filesystem. I really hate all that virtual folder
>things in the recent Microsoft Explorer, or Apple Finder, where i never
>know what REALLY is there. 
>For me, gcmd is access to the good old filesystem and it only shows the
>real things. That's why it feels like an anchor.
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