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Author Topic: TLZ mime type icon(s)  (Read 22933 times)
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« on: November 18, 2006, 08:25:58 am »

I noticed that vec 5.8 doesnt have an icon for the tlz packages,which is really a pitty.

I think that its rellatively easy to create one or more icons for this mime type,if you use another set for a base... But it would be also nice if we had one special icon that is pretty different and stands out from the other package icons.

Here is my idea of how the Tlz icon should look like:

-It should have a colorful scheme,such as the tukaani's logo. Think tropical,colorful..
-Should be glossy and  cube-ish, (like a box)
-We can use other icon sets for base.

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 08:27:21 am »


here is my first attempt.



second attempt
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006, 08:30:08 am »

that looks pro!
Nice work dude  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006, 08:51:25 am »



Thanks ^^

Will upload them to vec artwork depository later.

I am also working on a coconut icon that i will post later. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006, 08:59:18 am »

I e-mailed a link to this thread to Lahrzu, the genius behind getting the tlz archives into his own distro and into ours. I'm curious to get his thoughts on this. ;-)

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006, 10:42:01 am »

ver1
http://xs109.xs.to/xs109/06466/coconut1.png

ver2
http://xs109.xs.to/xs109/06466/coconut3.png

ver3


coconut tlz icon WIP (work in progress)
(the two coconuts are on sepparate layers,so they can be used over other icons)

Dont forget: Everything is on a sepparate layer,so it can be easily used/removed/edited.

(I uploaded a xcf file at the artwork repository)
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2006, 12:15:32 pm »

I noticed that vec 5.8 doesnt have an icon for the tlz packages,which is really a pitty.

Excuse me for being a skeptic, but why is it a pity?
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2006, 12:20:09 pm »

the default packaging standart mime type... has no icons? It's not a pity,its a gap in the design department. IT should have an icon,atlest for ease of the user to recognise it faster among a pile of other files. Undecided

I made the coconut icon from scratch. It took me 2 hours. My idea of the coconut is that its hard to break+it suits the tukaani  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006, 07:11:09 am »


A hybrid

well,if some of these icons are picked up,I am willing to make different size versions specially for thunar. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2006, 11:07:13 am »

hey guys. I added more detail to the texture of the coconut+more hair.
(updated the xcf file at the art repo)

I am open to any more suggestions to make it look better. =)




yellow+green=very tropical
=)
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2006, 11:16:15 am »

I would say to add the half coconut to the first icon on this page.
I think that would look the best
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2006, 11:23:18 am »

I would say to add the half coconut to the first icon on this page.
I think that would look the best


like so?


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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2006, 12:10:54 pm »

Maybe a combination of the first and second attempt. I'll explain...

The flaps on the box should be open (like in the second attempt) and maybe inside the box, the little text that says .tlz
Or have the little text box right above the contents of the box (second attempt)
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2006, 02:11:34 pm »

blurymind,
yes thats it,   for me anyway.
Larhzu was in irc earlier and said he didnt care much for the rainbow behind the tlz, and that he wanted something that showed the compression more.
said the box was more representative of a package, so I said maybe you could somehow show the box as being sqeeezed, kinda like zip uses the clamp or something.

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2007, 12:51:00 pm »

blurymind,
yes thats it,   for me anyway.
Larhzu was in irc earlier and said he didnt care much for the rainbow behind the tlz, and that he wanted something that showed the compression more.
said the box was more representative of a package, so I said maybe you could somehow show the box as being sqeeezed, kinda like zip uses the clamp or something.

Uelsk8s

how do i associate the icon with the tlz mimetype? I want to add the coconut icon,but i have no idea how.
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