Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • September 04, 2015, 01:49:34 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!  (Read 10232 times)

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« on: June 17, 2009, 12:22:26 PM »
I was slopping around the internet the other day looking for a higher-resolution icon for xplorer2 without much luck.
"WTH, " I said to myself, "I'm pretty good with Inkscape, why not make a go of it?"

After much clicking and zooming and turning my head sideways (the text part was tricky as HELL), I've come up with something I'm mostly happy with:
TA-DA!!

x2screenshot.png

Here's the vector file for you tweakers:
http://www.mediafire...5netkzj/xplorer2.svg
http://www.mediafire...com/?a96ca7w4ozq293c

And for the xplorer2 forum junkies, here's my post there:
http://netez.com/bbs...ic.php?p=43813#43813

Let me know what you think!  :)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 03:13:37 AM by Edvard, Reason: Posted new link due to takedown of originals; see below. »

PhilB66

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,513
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 12:33:54 PM »
Moar Lightsabers PLZ!







Nice job on the icon.

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 05:28:45 PM »
Thanks, glad you like it.  :Thmbsup:
The latest tweak I think is going to keep me happy for awhile until I get more feedback.

Innuendo

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2,184
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 07:18:31 PM »
I like the looks of that. Very sharp, Edvard!

fenixproductions

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,184
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 07:27:20 PM »
Nice although doesn't look complicated :p

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 10:58:24 AM »
Nice although doesn't look complicated :p
You would prefer a complicated one?  :P

fenixproductions

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,184
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 11:02:07 AM »
Nice although doesn't look complicated :p
You would prefer a complicated one?  :P
Yeah! It should be shiny and glassy 'cauze taht means sekzey these dayz ;)

taichimaster

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 160
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 12:12:40 PM »
Nice work!!

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 03:05:29 PM »
Thanks taichimaster!

@Fenixproductions: Sorry, I tried to secksify it with some shiny bubbles, drop shadows, table reflections, etc. but it just ruined the whole gestalt, sorry.  :(

Actually I'm very impressed that such a simple icon could so effectively communicate what the program is about without resorting to an actual screenshot.

The graphic designer in me takes his hat off.  :Thmbsup:

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,303
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 03:24:47 PM »
The graphic designer in me takes his hat off.
Is that the bald truth?

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 11:19:32 AM »
The graphic designer in me takes his hat off.
Is that the bald truth?
Sorry, that's a millinery secret.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 06:00:31 PM by Edvard »

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 05:59:13 PM »
Fenixproductions: Would this do?

http://www.mediafire.com/?0tun3iznz1k
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 03:16:38 AM by Edvard, Reason: Replaced graphic with link due to unauthorized use by scrapers »

fenixproductions

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,184
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 10:03:41 PM »
2Edvard
Yep. Something like that :)

Or maybe…

xplorer2_a.png

Shadows can be jazzy to :)

xplorer2_b.pngxplorer2_c.png


« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 10:16:50 PM by fenixproductions »

Darwin

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,983
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 10:28:52 PM »
The graphic designer in me takes his hat off.
Is that the bald truth?
Sorry, that's a millinery secret.

As in you could tell us, but then you'd have to scalp us?
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2009, 10:41:18 AM »
@FenixProductions:

Say!... Those ARE jazzy!  :Thmbsup: The background shadow one is my favorite.

The graphic designer in me takes his hat off.
Is that the bald truth?
Sorry, that's a millinery secret.
As in you could tell us, but then you'd have to scalp us?
Exactly. I'd reveal the secret but you'd have toupée for it.

IainB

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 5,432
  • Slartibartfarst
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2012, 10:36:16 PM »
I liked the above xplorer² icons/logos, but I think this is rather nice too:
xplorer² logo - User Manual 01.jpg
[Copied from the xplorer² User Manual 2009-11-21 (Version 1.8.0.0-1)]

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 06:32:26 AM »
A bit of a long story, but my icons got flagged as pirated copies of xplorer2, so Mediafire sent me a copy of Nikos' DMCA takedown.
I filed a counter-argument, talked to Nikos (he was cool about everything and helpful) but the files were flagged two weeks later, so I went ahead and deleted them and replaced them with this:
A zip file containing the SVG and a 128-pixel PNG, named 'x2icons' so hopefully it won't get flagged again.
Enjoy!:
http://www.mediafire...com/?a96ca7w4ozq293c

Ath

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 2,539
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 07:09:26 AM »
so I went ahead and deleted them and replaced them with this
Thanks, Edvard, for keeping 'm available :up:

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,050
    • View Profile
    • Just for mouser.
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 04:23:07 PM »
Is this the same icon that people used without your permission? You should send Nikos a DMCA takedown. >:(


Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,772
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2012, 03:04:42 AM »
Actually, it was the one here:
http://www.donationc....msg169548#msg169548
That got used on Brothersoft and softwarecrew.com and a few others.
You know, I didn't bother licensing the thing, so LEGALLY anybody is free to use it unless I make a stink.
Sure, I can prove I made it, just by the posts here and at the Netez forum, but it I can't imagine it would accomplish anything significant.
I'm more careful about these things now...  :-[

(replaced posted images with links to downloads so the scraping isn't so easy)  :tellme:
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 03:17:30 AM by Edvard »

Tuxman

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,566
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2012, 08:52:31 AM »
x² has a new icon now, but I prefer the above one...  :)

40hz

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 11,530
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: xPlorer2 vector icon - I done did it!
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2012, 11:35:50 AM »
Actually, it was the one here:
http://www.donationc....msg169548#msg169548
That got used on Brothersoft and softwarecrew.com and a few others.
You know, I didn't bother licensing the thing, so LEGALLY anybody is free to use it unless I make a stink.
Sure, I can prove I made it, just by the posts here and at the Netez forum, but it I can't imagine it would accomplish anything significant.
I'm more careful about these things now...  :-[


“Experience: that most brutal of teachers.
  But you learn, my God do you learn.”
C.S. Lewis

 ;)