[geeklog-devel] More appropriate (and inclusive!) icon for'Professional' icon theme :)

Blank, Jessica Jessica.Blank at mtvnmix.com
Sat Mar 8 23:52:05 EST 2008

Hmmm. It is crowded, though I contend that it does convey the 'Groups' idea really well. Three ideas:

1) On many OSes, 'Users and Groups' are condensed together into ONE menu item. Perhaps that should be done here, and both icons replaced with the present 'Groups' icon ('two silhouettes'), a la Mac OS X and Windows?

2) An alternative 'Groups' icon idea: The icon (48x48) is divided into four different coloured squares (24x24)-- say, red, green, yellow and blue, each with a very simple silhouette in it.

3) Another alternative 'Groups' icon idea: Something more akin to my suggested icon, only with only three silhouettes instead of six?

--Jessica, playing UI geek

-----Original Message-----
From: geeklog-devel-bounces at lists.geeklog.net on behalf of Dirk Haun
Sent: Sat 3/8/2008 4:04 AM
To: geeklog-devel
Subject: Re: [geeklog-devel] More appropriate (and inclusive!) icon for'Professional' icon theme :)
Blank, Jessica wrote:

>However, I still think that two silhouettes is more the norm to
>represent 'Users' (not 'Groups');

Well, I'm not an artist, so I have to work with what's available. The
current  icons are taken from the Gnome project and the works of Jakub

My line of thinking for the Users and Groups icons was something like
this: Even though it says "Users", you're only really editing one user
at a time. Whereas "Groups" applies to more than one user. And so I
found these two icons, representing, in my view, "one user" and "more
than one user" and went with it.


While I agree that it better represents the "groups" idea, I think it's
a little too crowded to fit in well with the other icons. IMHO as a non-
artist only, of course. I'd box to the majority, though.

bye, Dirk

[1] <http://jimmac.musichall.cz/icons.php>


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