[Design-team] Solang ticket

angella inzinga ainzinga at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 14:08:14 UTC 2009

2009/7/14 Máirín Duffy <mairin at linuxgrrl.com>

> Hi Angie!
> On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 08:31 -0500, angella inzinga wrote:
> > I am working with the Solang group for a help->about page, and icons.
> > They requested simple and stylish, and a few weeks ago I gave them a
> > few designs to pick from (I was really just trying to refine what
> > direction 'simple and stylish' they wanted to go). The wiki I read for
> > this group asks that logo work get sent into the community for review,
> > so here's what I hope to submit. Topbar 2 in a 48X48. Topbar 128 is
> > bigger, clearer. The last one is the help->about image.
> I really like your work! The one concern I have is with your color
> palette - you may want to modify it to match the default
> gnome-icon-theme better. I think if you modify the colors to be a little
> bit softer and maybe use dark grey rather than black outlines (and round
> the corners a bit as you suggested) with a white inner outline and make
> the polaroid white areas a bit of a light grey so the white outline
> stands out - I think that'll make the icons fit in a bit better with the
> rest of Fedora's icons. I've attached an example of what I mean. (I
> didn't modify the colors at all but I tried to make them more
> gnome-icon-theme like otherwise)
> >
> > They chose the crisp and flat polaroid design, not a more distressed
> > one. I still think I need to soften the corners, tho. But other than
> > that I think they are OK? I don't know, this is my first attempt at
> > logo design. All files have a .svg and a .gif, but are terribly
> > disorganized at the moment and I just attached whatever I found first.
> > Some constructive feedback would be awesome. (including if there is a
> > better way you like to have files sent around???)
> Attaching files to your email is fine as these are relatively small
> files.
> Some things I noticed about your svg -
> - it says it's 128 but it's not, it's more like 1000x700 or something
> like that
> - a lot of your shapes were not aligned to the pixel grid or at integer
> sizes. you want to make sure your shapes aren't floating point height or
> width and that they are at integer (.000) x and y coordinates so they
> align to the pixel grid and don't get blurry. this is especially
> important for smaller icon sizes.
> - a lot of your shapes did not have strokes but instead were layered
> fill shapes. using strokes tends to be a lot easier to work with.
> Hope this helps - thanks for your work!
> ~m
Thanks! I'm really not terribly used to Inksape, so this really really
helps!! I'll play around with the .svg's!

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