Re: [Nautilus-list] "start here"

I still like the idea of a circle with a emblem in the middle. By
animated, I really meant flashing/highlighting. Basically the highlight
from mouseover.  Again, I personally feel that a larger icon that is a
circle with a emblem in the middle looks cooler, smoother, and grabs ones
attention better. The circle gives the nice geometric and symmetric

On Thu, 5 Jul 2001 jpg2 cec wustl edu wrote:

> On Thu, 5 Jul 2001 mitch nuclear physics gatech edu wrote:
> > 	A while back there was talk about a "start here" or "lounge
> > room" type icon or menu as a place for users to start the use of the
> > computer. Anyway, I was just messing around with my desktop and had a
> > simple idea that would be kind of neat. If you look at the screenshot at
> > , you'll see a column of icons. At
> > the top you'll see a icon that is not only bigger than the rest but stands
> > out amongst the others in geometry. I was thinking of having the
> > "start" a bit like this. Perhaps make it standard for the object to be
> > bigger, and circular. Then each person, theme, etc... can put its own
> > emblem on it. In my case it has a ximian emblem. On top of this, it would
> > be cool if there was some type of light, flash, or whatever animation on
> > the circular icon that would draw additional attention to itself. Perhaps
> > this animation can occur after the computer sits still for more than 20
> > seconds. I know this is not a very big idea but sometimes it's the little
> > things that make a big difference.
> Not a bad idea, though I think we could do better than a circle with a
> monkey in it (no offense to Ximian folks--your logo kicks arse...just
> doesn't lend itself to being an intuitive "starting place" icon).  I
> like the idea of an animated icon--as long as I could turn off icon
> animations.  Maybe it could animate on mouseover too.  
> Ideas for the icon:
> A door.
> An arrow or spiral maybe with the word start.
> A picture of a button.
> Is anyone currently working on the "start here" view/icon? 
> I'd be glad to help out or start work on something like this.
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