Re: [code] [textadept] Poll: Icon Tweak

From: Mitchell <m.att.foicica.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:10:01 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Robert,

On Sun, 15 Apr 2018, Robert Gieseke wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Am 15/04/18 um 03:41 schrieb Mitchell:
>> Hi David,
>>
>> On Sat, 14 Apr 2018, David Reimer wrote:
>>
>>>> From: Mitchell <m.att.foicica.com>
>>>> To: code.att.foicica.com
>>>> Cc:
>>>> Bcc:
>>>> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:50:59 -0400 (EDT)
>>>> Subject: [code] [textadept] Poll: Icon Tweak
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'm considering tweaking Textadept's icon to a simpler, 3-color one. I had some Textadept swag created with the simpler icon and it looks quite nice. If I want to market such swag in the future, having two different icons is not ideal.
>>>>
>>>> Poll: what do you think of the old icon vs. the new icon? See attached image with the old icon on top and the new icon on the bottom.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Mitchell
>>>
>>> I like the "flat" look. (I also like the current icon, but it seems
>>> the style these days is to be *very* elaborate, or simply flat.)
>>>
>>> I wonder if this is also an opportunity to tweak a little more? The
>>> black outline could be more prominent (IMO) in a "flat" style, and
>>> perhaps the red "orbit" line looks a little lost? And could the
>>> "shape" suffice, without the infixed "t"?
>>>
>>> Mockups attached, based on `textadept.svg` from source. For the banter. ;)
>>
>> Thanks for your suggestions. I'll experiment with a thicker outline, but I'd like to keep the red orbit and the 't'. The icon looks too empty without it, but then again, I've looked at the same style of icon for more than 10 years :)
>>
>
> I like the flat look, too -- but have you considered/experimented with
> keeping the "a" as well? Or doesn't it work so well with the flatter colors?

Unfortunately, the 'a' cannot be distinguished from the 't' with only a 3 color icon. Making it black like the 't' results in a cool-looking, but unintelligible rune.

Cheers,
Mitchell

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