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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Kage » 12 Mar 2010, 00:14

IMO we should make the check in the ok button green. And the x in the cancel button red.
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by enchilado » 12 Mar 2010, 00:20

I think only coloured on mouseover.
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Jaxad0127 » 12 Mar 2010, 04:09

How about a washed out color for the normal image, full color on mouseover, and dark gray for disabled?
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Bertram » 12 Mar 2010, 09:03

Hi,
How about a washed out color for the normal image, full color on mouseover, and dark gray for disabled?
:arrow: I most inclined to follow Jaxad's idea. Pastel colors or such are less eye-hurting most of the time.

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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by lien » 12 Mar 2010, 17:27

jaxad0127 wrote:How about a washed out color for the normal image, full color on mouseover, and dark gray for disabled?
washed ? you mean "reduce the opacity of the icon "ok" when the cursor is off of the button" or something else .
so if it this
"cancel"
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just for test the effect (over , out , press )
( the size will be too big )
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by enchilado » 13 Mar 2010, 08:03

IMO the cross on that cancel button is too large, but I believe that is what Jax* was referring to. And I agree with him. I'm working on it, but my mother is atm limiting my time on the computer somewhat, and the time I do get I have to use for schoolwork.
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Bertram » 13 Mar 2010, 14:11

Indeed,

If I'm correct the widgets have a 5 pixels wide padding for this theme,
so I also agree about reducing the cross.

Anyway, it's coming!

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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by enchilado » 19 Mar 2010, 00:59

Well, I chose to adopt a pixelly-looking style for the buttons, and decided they looked best in this theme without colour - I can add it if you think it would look better - although I'm style not happy with most of them. Please tell me if you don't like them, or any of them, and which you don't like.

Here are the Active button icons, as one image, with the button as a background so you can see what it looks like. I do have all these on separate layers in the one .xcf file.
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EDIT: From left to right: Confirm, Cancel, Money, Level, Map, Smilie, Status, Equipment, Inventory, Skills, Special, Social, Shortcut, Setup.
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Crush » 19 Mar 2010, 10:05

I quite like the minimalistic approach. It makes the GUI less clutteres and it makes it easy to fit it into a new theme just by adjusting the colors.

But I have a few smaller suggestions for improvement:
-Status, equipment and level look too similar (all look more or less like different kinds of stickmen)
-Level and Skills can also be mixed up easily and don't look very descriptive to me
-I am not sure if two checkboxes are a good visualisation for the setup window
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Bertram » 19 Mar 2010, 11:23

Thanks a lot, Ivy. :D

If I may add some positive criticisms ;)
I quite agree with Crush about the named icon mix up.

Could I suggest, but again only a suggestion:
- A magnifying glass for the status icon, that could maybe cut with the other two icons.
(The other ones could maybe be switched if relevant.)

- Crush's wrench idea for the setup icon is indeed a bit more explicit.

- Maybe swords crossed for skill icon?
I also kinda like this concept:
http://sharewarebay.com/images/screensh ... Editor.png

I hope it helped.

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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by enchilado » 22 Mar 2010, 08:30

Well, how about these? I've left the status icon as it was, and redrawn the Equipment one to try and make it as different as possible. "Level" is supposed to be a ruler, but not only is it hard to tell what it is, it doesn't really have anything to do with levels. If you can think of something better, PLEASE tell me ;) .
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Can an image's contrast be lowered automatically by the client? If not, I can make lower-contrast versions of these for disabled buttons.

If they can be lightened by the client, that will do for highlighting; if not, again, I'll make some light button backgrounds.

I'll also make a button that looks as thought it has been pressed, and perhaps lighter coloured icons to go on that.
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Crush » 22 Mar 2010, 08:40

poison_ivy wrote: Can an image's contrast be lowered automatically by the client? If not, I can make lower-contrast versions of these for disabled buttons.
As long as you make them greyscale we can use the dyeing system on them.
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Bertram » 22 Mar 2010, 09:05

Hi Ivy,

About the level button, hmm, well, maybe a graph? (What do you think, Crush?)

About the button effects, and to be sure you're aware of it, I would just like to precise that the background part of the button will be handled by the widget system. All that we need is the icon itself. (But a preview in the actual button is fine ;) )

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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by enchilado » 22 Mar 2010, 09:51

I originally had a graph for skills, with three towers (it may have been unclear what it was...), and I tried a graph for Level earlier (with a bottom and left lines marked by dots, with a rising line across it, whatever that sort of graph is called), but it didn't work. I could try again if you want, though...


And of course, the buttons are already done: can the dyeing system lighten an image, for when it's highlighted, or do you want a lighter version of the icon for that?

And here are all the .png files, without backgrounds:

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Please tell me what you think could do with improvement, and I'll do it :) .
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Re: [REQ] Icons for Image buttons

Post by Bertram » 22 Mar 2010, 11:12

Thanks for the quick answer, Ivy! :D
I originally had a graph for skills, with three towers (it may have been unclear what it was...), and I tried a graph for Level earlier (with a bottom and left lines marked by dots, with a rising line across it, whatever that sort of graph is called), but it didn't work. I could try again if you want, though...
:arrow: I'm can easily understand it's not easy for you as it isn't for myself, either ;)

As for the graph, (and it's only a proposal that Crush will maybe... crush) here is what I was thinking:
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Now, as for me, every icons are fine (level discussion apart) and I think we can already use them as a real base.
What's left on your side, if at least Crush is okay with it, is to colour them keeping in mind that the xcf source file should be as modular as possible, but I guess I won't teach anything about pixel art.

Also to precise again, I think the money image could be used both for a trading button and a lone image in the character, and status windows. The same goes for level about these windows.

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