Gnome Icon Pixmap Guidelines -- 2nd Request for Amendments
- From: mawarkus t-online de (Matthias Warkus)
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Gnome Icon Pixmap Guidelines -- 2nd Request for Amendments
- Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 01:11:00 +0200
Please comment and amend on this document:
Gnome Icon Pixmap Guidelines
SECOND ROUGH DRAFT
Gnome icons are 48x48 pixels in size, PNG format, shaped.
- try to be a viable and international metaphor for what they
represent; if this is not possible, they try to at least be a unique
symbol that's easy to recognise and distinguish
- try to comply with the style of previously created Gnome icons
- are original artwork; simply postprocessing photographies or
existing artwork or rendering icons directly with raytracers or such
is out of the question
- do not infringe on any trademarks or the look and feel of other
- do not depict living persons in a naturalistic way or without their
- must take reasonable care not to be insulting to any member of any
culture, not to be pornographic etc.
- are easy to recognise when scaled down to 20x20 pixels
- don't contain text
- use transparency wherever possible (that is, don't contain grey
backgrounds or such)
- use lots of colours so they don't look too cartoonish
- use them in gradients and such so they don't look like candy wrap
- prefer mellow colours such as the "Tigert green", "Tigert pink" and
"Tigert grey" one can find in lots of pixmaps and tiles
- are shaped in order to look like complete objects; they don't look
like part of the icon has been cut away at the border
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