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staubesv
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« on: November 19, 2008, 10:00:57 AM »

Dear all,

As you may have noticed, I'm doing some experiments with window navigation elements (WMNavigate.Mod, WMNavigator.Mod). For one of the experiments, I need some window icons.
Unfortunately, I've found that I'm a very bad icon designer ...  Embarrassed

Is somebody willing to contribute some icons?

Please note that...
- contributed icons are supposed to be free for everybody (no copyrights / no violation of copyrights of others)
- I don't have any idea what to do if different people contribute icons for the same application
- If you want to contribute, just post in this thread

Background: For me personally, I like the idea of a navigation element that shows all open applications ("user windows") and is visible all the time. But being visible all the time occupies screen space, so that this kind of navigation element should be very compact. Instead of doing it the "taskbar" way, I would prefer to represent windows with icons only rather than text (window title). Finally, "Programmer's Editing Tool" needs a lot of horizontal space and doesn't say more than a 16x16 pixel icon representing the window.

Icon format: I have not really thought much about the format & size of icons. For the ones I made I used 64x64 pixels and stored them in the PNG format. Icons support transparency.

Best regards,
Sven
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 11:39:07 AM »

How about to use Open Clip Art Library.
I've downloaded all clipart (svg format only) in one zip archive http://openclipart.org/downloads/0.18/openclipart-0.18-svgonly.zip
It consists of a lot of nice icons  Wink
For browsing throug clipart and converting svg to png I've used Inkscape editor.
Some results are attached  Smiley


* usb_memory_stick_01.png (5.26 KB, 64x64 - viewed 724 times.)

* procman.png (3.2 KB, 64x64 - viewed 708 times.)

* web-browser.png (6.17 KB, 64x64 - viewed 657 times.)

* grey_wheel_cedric_bosdon_01.png (3.23 KB, 64x64 - viewed 691 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 12:13:41 PM »

Thanks!!! I have not thought about using a free clipart libary, but that's definitely the way to go!
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 12:42:01 PM »

 Grin

* A2.svg (14.43 KB - downloaded 451 times.)
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 07:34:07 PM »

Navigation panel looks cool!
But seems icons' proportions are wrong  Sad


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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 08:27:42 PM »

Files in WMIcons.tar looks OK.


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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 09:08:29 AM »

The navigation stuff is still very experimental and does not care about proportional at all...
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 03:23:00 PM »

   
I understand that the experiment.
But the window-icon looks bad  Shocked


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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 03:38:13 PM »

Ooopss...   Embarrassed

Seems that I have to look at other skins, it does indeed look very ugly.

BTW: I'll fix things a icon proportions & ugly icons later...
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