I understand, no problem.
Anyway, by the way... opinions can be measured... setup a
database of those 5000 icons and get a voting system up
and running ;-> it is competition that make improvements
Anyway, I would be interested how these 5000 icons and
images are categorised... how would you categorise those
PS: Actually I do not understand that RedHat is not giving
our lead gfx designer more people to do the job. Come on
RedHat, we are paying for your subscription services... and
I would like to get a real nice desktop edition... shall we put
up the money on fedora?
Troy Dawson wrote:
Garrett LeSage wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2004, at 4:43 AM, Marky Goldstein wrote:
>> Dear Garett,
>> This is not meant to be negative, but feedback.
>> I think the general look should be a bit smoother
>> and more polished and more elegant. The icons look
>> a bit like there is not enough time spent on them...
>> Get the guy who gives you the budget to have more
>> designers sit down and choose the best. Be a director ;->.
> Marky, in an ideal world, it would be nice to have unlimited
> resources, time, and people to help out with icons. In the real
> world, there are around 5,000 icons (and growing) to keep track of
> and I'm the only one in the company to do it, so it's a daunting
> task. Icon work is only part of what I do too.
> When I was working through different styles nearly two years ago, I
> bounced it around with several people at the company, and our icon
> theme is based off of the style I presented that people liked the
> most, along with revisions over time.
> Please also understand that no matter what style anyone comes up
> with, there will always be at least a few people who would prefer
> something else. Liking something from an aesthetic point of view is
> subject to opinion, and opinions vary. A very large number of people
> throughout the years have expressed that they really like the icon
> style. You are among one of the few who has said anything
> otherwise. Of course, you are entitled to your opinion.
> I try to do the best with the resources and direction given and work
> hard doing it.
Wow, that was a very diplomatic answer. :)
Just so you know, I, and the vast majority of my users, really like
your icons, and having them in the OpenOffice package will really help
the continuity. So I have to say, your icons for OO look really good
Now jumping to the other side of the fence (and you've probrubly
already thought of this). It's always good to have an icon/theme
change about every 3 or 4 years. It keeps the product looking fresh.
I would make plans to start the process next year. If you don't start
plans now, then by next year it will take all year to get the ball
Once again, I think your icon/theme sets are very good and I like
them, I'm just saying that because no matter how good an icon set it,
eventually it get's stale.