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Re: Overlay icon set - Blip

From: Lübbe Onken <luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:55:34 +0200

Hi Dreadnaut,

2011/8/10 dreadnaut <dreadnaut_at_gmail.com>

> Thank you, Lübbe!
>
> I like your idea of having different shapes as the main discriminant
> between states —I hadn't tried Straight long enough to notice. I might not
> be able to integrate it in this set, but I'll keep it in mind for an
> alternative version. At least there seems to be enough contrast between red
> and green, if I test the preview online:
> http://colorfilter.wickline.org/?a=1;t=d;u=dreadnaut.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/icone/TortoiseOverlays-icons-blip-preview.png

the colorfilter tool is impressive. There's something for everything out
there in the wild web :) The idea behind the "straight" set was to rely on
shape and colour to indicate the status.

> About the Unversioned icon, question marks are tricky and never look good
> on their own! What about this?
>
> http://dreadnaut.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/icone/UnversionedIcon-straight.ico

Looks a lot better than the original, but there's no compelling reason to
use a question mark, so you're not limited there. IIRC, the unversioned and
ignored icons from some icon sets were just copied from XP Style a long time
ago and never improved.
IMHO the unversioned icon is absolutely unnecessary, because it just adds
clutter and no information (no icon = unversioned for me ;) ), but people
who use it, may find a prettier icon, that scales properly, helpful.

Cheers
- Lübbe

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