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Last post Author Topic: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed  (Read 21459 times)

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2006, 02:31:38 PM »
Amd by request from jgpaiva, here it is with mxskin31:

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2006, 10:05:03 PM »
i think the icon would look much nicer if the background was transparent so that it blend in with all types of themes..

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2006, 12:03:50 AM »
I don't want to be a spoil sport but in my book an icon should stand out, be striking. While the design above may be nice (if you zoom), under normal circumstances it's completely non-descript. Looking at my current taskbar, all the icons shown are quite distinct including the current "running man". Don't change for the sake of changing if it is not an improvement.

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2006, 12:08:35 AM »
ok im really liking this one by hamradio:
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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2006, 02:02:21 AM »
I did another one.

I remember someone in the forum complaining that the FARR-icon looked too much like a bluetooth icon, so I changed colour to... purple. Maybe that'll stand out?

I like hamradios suggestion too, btw, but I really like that funny looking running guy :-[
« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 02:05:57 AM by TucknDar »

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2006, 02:10:23 AM »
Very nice TucknDar!
Im starting to think that im going to have to loet the user configure the icon...

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2006, 02:26:02 AM »
Thanks, mouser!

I was thinking the same thing about user configurable icons.

If it weren't for the fact that 16x16 is so small, nudones key with the running man on it (instead of 'f') would be my suggestion. Probably'd be too hard to see though.

Speaking of key with the running man, I should get the painting kit out and paint the guy on my 'Pause' key...

edit: attached is zipped icon with several formats contained
« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 04:00:39 AM by TucknDar »

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2006, 02:57:40 AM »
i like the running man design - it's what i understand to mean 'find and run robot'. it's distinct and doesn't resemble the other tray icons i've seen (when was the last time you saw a humamoid figure in the tray)?

but i think TucknDar is right about the colour. blue doesn't stand out so much - the purple background is a good idea - i can't remember ever seeing that colour in my tray before.

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2006, 03:08:59 AM »
i(when was the last time you saw a humamoid figure in the tray)?

AIM anyone ;-)

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2006, 03:43:46 AM »
damn. okay, when was the last time you saw a fully limbed stick man character in the sytem tray?

here's a slightly different version of TucknDar's idea.

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2006, 04:42:15 AM »
nudone the artifacts on your round running mans are a bit distracting to me..
could you attach your original squarish one above, i kind of liked that one.

ps.
confirmed i have added the ability to select from a few preset icon images, so users can choose :)
included so far are:
original
nudone's enhanced
tuckndar's purple
hamradio's F
nudone's F Key

so here is your change to be immortalized forever in farr by submitting an icon.

ps.
i'd say my favorites are (in no particular order)
hamradio's F, nudone's F Key, TuckNDar's Purple

for those who like the running man, tuckndar's looks pretty nice in the tray i think.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 04:43:54 AM by mouser »

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2006, 05:46:58 AM »
TucknDar: I love the one you did. Definitelly a winner. Could you just reduce a bit the lighting in the man's arm? it makes it hard to understand that bit in the icon version.
I also think that the one hamradio did is pretty cool!

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2006, 06:23:34 AM »
TucknDar: I love the one you did. Definitelly a winner. Could you just reduce a bit the lighting in the man's arm? it makes it hard to understand that bit in the icon version.
Thanks! here's an updated version, as 256x256 icon, 16x16 icon and zipped version with several formats included in .ico


Icons created with Gimp and Microangelo Toolset 6.

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2006, 06:25:44 AM »
not entirely sure if this is what you were asking for (i don't have the ugly non rounded running man icon anyway if that is what you meant).

i've removed the background to the 'farr key' icon to match lanux128's request - and made a second version.

(i'll email the icon files to you, mouser.)

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2006, 06:31:56 AM »
@TucknDar: Exactly what i had in mind. I think it's much better now, thanks!! :Thmbsup: I think this is a good idea for farr v2 because it means "the same idea, just VERY refined" :D

@nudone: good job, i like this new version much more than i likes the other one! Could you change the perspective just a bit so that the 'F' could be seen in the smaller version?
On the running man icon, there are some black pixels in the man's figure, i think that's the "artifacts" that mouser meant.

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2006, 06:33:04 AM »
cool keys, nudone! I prefer the 01-version.

How about a purple one, though :P

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2006, 07:07:53 AM »
On the running man icon, there are some black pixels in the man's figure, i think that's the "artifacts" that mouser meant.

ah yes, i'm sure you are right. but the black pixels were there to provide contrast in those areas so that the figure would stand out more - if you look close you'll see i added a nose. just for my own amusement, of course.

i can remove them but i'll let TucknDar's figure stand as the only running man icon - no need to have several versions really.

i'll do another F key version later so that it's angled better for the 16x16 icon.

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2006, 05:57:03 PM »
Alrighty then...heres a purple one that has a running man and is like my F one only purple with a running man.  :D

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2006, 06:15:08 PM »
Sweet, hamradio!  :up:

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2006, 06:38:35 PM »
Good work, hamradio! Those look good too :D

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2006, 07:35:31 PM »
the purple/maroon background is very nice & quite unique.. good job, TucknDar! also thanks to nudone, now the F stands out instead of bluish box.. :)

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2006, 03:24:50 AM »
as suggested by jgpaiva,  a more face on version of the F key.

(icon file inside zip file.)

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2006, 05:56:29 AM »
@nudone: exactly what you had in mind! that's fantastic, even with that size, one can perfectly distinguish that as an F key. Great work!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #48 on: December 25, 2006, 07:35:14 PM »
btw, will all these iconsets be included in the new release? that way, it'll be better to keep track of the updates.. :)

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Re: New FARR v2 Icon Design Needed
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2007, 07:05:00 AM »
Hi, i've made my own tray icon. Do i need an unreleased version to try it? Or there's some way to load it into v1.13?