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RE: [TSVN] Icon assessment

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2004-12-16 14:42:35 CET

Hi Simon,

Did you try the ones that I checked in today or did you use the nightly?

> InSubVersion:
> Shape is good, like the new extended tick. Happy as long as
> the green is dark enough (and I think it is now).
OK, sounds like you looked at todays icons :-)

> Conflicted:
> This is the one I am least happy with, because it the one which really
> needs to grab your attention so that you fix it. I am not sure how we
> ended up with amber for conflict and red for modified. The other way
> round seems more logical,
Why not place our (green) commit arrow on a yellow / amber circle for the
commit icon? I like the idea of associating the action to take with the
overlay icon.
Then we would have red left for the conflict icon.

> but if we change it now it will only cause
> more confusion. More ideas:
> 1. Is there a size restriction for the overlay, or can the conflicted
> overlay grow a bit?
It's restricted to
16x16 in 'list and detail' view, of which I use 9x9 or 10x10
32x32 in 'symbol' view of which I use 16x16
48x48 in 'tile' view of which I use 20x20

The triangle still could grow a bit because it doesn't have as much surface
as a circle.

I was looking for different shapes for each action to make the symbols clear
for low-vision / colour blind people.

> 5. How about a lightning bolt (yellow?) on dark background?
Yellow lightning on dark blue (circle). I like that one most, but then we'd
have a circular background again. I try to paint something with round and
square background alternatively.

Thanks for reporting
- Lübbe

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