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leadgolem
21st May 2007, 06:05 AM
Here (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Blended+Crystal?content=58001) it is. This icon theme is still being developed by me, so PLEASE tell me what you think needs improvement. Without honest feed back I can't really improve anything.

I know it's kinda' a big download, but the lite version includes icons up to 48x48 and most people never use icons larger then that.

ajamison
21st May 2007, 06:22 AM
I love them they are a refreshing change from the default FC6 theme.

Some things i like about your icon set

1) the biggest thing i see that really grabs my attention is that every mime type has the extention on it to make it visualy easy to pic and choose the right file.

2)I like the unique way you designed the Computer Icon and the Home icons.

Things you could work on or improve on/add

1) Maybe add a full Gnome theme to go with the icons I would love to see this
2) Polish the archive icons a little to me anyway they look a little rough or grainy it maybe my computer or the background you used

Other then that bro good work i am going to use this theme :)

leadgolem
21st May 2007, 06:30 AM
Thank you. This is the first theme of any kind I've done, so a full gnome theme will take a while. Actually I did not create the home icon.

The rough look on the archives is probably due to the wood texture I used when rendering the crates. I'll try a solid color and see what that gives me.

Did you find the text on the archives readable? I'm a little concerned it may be to fancy to be easily readable.

ajamison
21st May 2007, 06:40 AM
It was readable to me on the screenshot I have installed it but for some reason when I change icon sets gnome does nothing it will not let go of the original lol

leadgolem
21st May 2007, 06:43 AM
That happened to me occasionally when I was testing, usually if you logoff and back on that will fix it.

ajamison
21st May 2007, 06:47 AM
Ok that worked.

Now that the icons are loaded I did notice a few things the OpenOffice icons in the gnome panel could stand to be redone they look kinda out of place with the rest of the icons or at least shrunk down so they do not get cut off

leadgolem
21st May 2007, 06:51 AM
Ok. Incidentally, this will be the 3rd time I've replaced them... I just can't seem to find a set I like.

ajamison
21st May 2007, 06:51 AM
Actually the arcive icons look fine when i installed them it must have been the screen shot

leadgolem
21st May 2007, 06:57 AM
Ok, cool. The screenshots are jpegs so..

ajamison
21st May 2007, 07:00 AM
Try makeing the icons from scratch. You seem to have some talent in that area unlike myself so I would just go for it and try it out

leadgolem
21st May 2007, 07:07 AM
I actually made the current ones from scratch, inspired by the OSX office icons. I can usually make what I want, I just need a good idea first.

leadgolem
21st May 2007, 09:23 AM
Alright, I've got an idea for an OO.o draw icon. (http://www.fedoraforum.org/gallery/showimage.php?i=3195) Let me know what you think.

Wayne
21st May 2007, 12:08 PM
You've obviously got some good ideas and they are coming along. Only two comments; I'm not sure I like the font on the compressed archive crates and I wonder why you chose a lion's head for the DVI mimetype. Other than that, keep at it! Although I doubt you'll ever be satisfied until you've changed everything 20 times :D

Wayne

leadgolem
22nd May 2007, 12:57 PM
I was a bit concerned about the readability of the compressed mimetype font. Very fancy and nice, but not horribly easy to read. I used a lion for the dvi mimetype because I don't know what that is actually for, and that was the picture used in the kde base theme.

Wayne
22nd May 2007, 01:14 PM
I was a bit concerned about the readability of the compressed mimetype font. Very fancy and nice, but not horribly easy to read. I used a lion for the dvi mimetype because I don't know what that is actually for, and that was the picture used in the kde base theme.

Perhaps you can experiment with different fonts and find one you like :D

As for DVI there are several choices :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Video_Interactive

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI_%28file_format%29

Keep up the good work!

Wayne