Echo Icon Theme Future

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at
Mon Oct 20 20:29:07 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 13:13 -0700, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> Martin Sourada a écrit :
> > Finally I'd like to throw some fuel for discussion (mainly on the
> > art-list). We are a lot criticized for inconsistencies in the projection
> > we use in echo. Strictly speaking we are using 3 different types of
> > projections and we have rules which is used where and we are pretty much
> > consistent with that. Especially we do not introduce any other different
> > projections to these and thus trying to keep the set consistent. In that
> > we are even better than gnome - I discovered a few of icons there that
> > does not adhere to their projection guidelines and have their own
> > (though usually only slightly different from the main types).
> >
> > But on the other side it turns out that having three main types of
> > projections is too much for an icon set and that having two is about the
> > right number. So I started discovering the idea a bit more [2] with the
> > hope to come to some conclusions (in the future) about echo projection
> > guidelines. I am thinking about creating a parallel icon set that would
> > use echo guidelines sans the projection ones, but I have not yet decided
> > on the used type of projections. 
> >   
> Quick comment,
> I remember having a discussion with Maírín about setting perspective for
> 24x24 and less icons. Perhaps applying that illustrated perspectivs to
> all categories at those sizes might help. Spherical icons will have much
> impact.
> Extra small icons (16x16) should stay flat due to their size.
> Luya

16x16 should be definitely flat, I am still considering whether 24x24 as
well, but seeing how gnome handles that, probably not...

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