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Subject: Re: Request some icons

Re: Request some icons

From: Michael Sevakis <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 00:24:39 -0500

> colour wouldnt work so well because they wont be
> easily visible (possibly) with colourful backgrounds...

Nah, sufficient contrast in the image as well as drop shadowing helps that
alot. I've never observed difficulty seeing color icons on a wide range of
backdrop colors/images if carefully designed for contrast. Larger size would
help too.

> We've gone withthe + for submenus and a dot for commands...

Guess I missed out on the debate but + is used for expandable tree items in
UIs and it's meaning I think well established. I guess I don't understand
why these common conventions should be ignored and something else reinvented
or misappropriated. Things should be modeled out of what has common meaning
and even copy the best aspect observed in other devices (cellphones, TVs,
any other common appliance with a gui and even *gasp* retailos). I guess we
want a stop sign to look like a speed limit sign in effect and not have
things be a bit awkward (I'm assuming they look rather different in your
country as they do in mine). And the + is on the left?..which would make it
not possible to have submenus with their own icon.

The dot for otoh for commands...suppose I like that even if it looks like
list bullets and doesn't bring radio buttons to mind too much.

Can't wait to see what's ever decided upon for expandable items if that ever
happens. Using arrows (right for unexpanded and down for expanded) is pretty

Guess it's all decided and set. those are my thought on that issue anyway.
Received on 2007-02-15

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