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Mint Update Icons

Postby leandroribeiro on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:54 am

Hi there!

I've realized that I don't like the "locker" look and feel of the MintUpdate Icons, so i've decided to make my own. I've also decided to share them with whoever likes it. Here it is: use it as you wish.

Checking for updates:
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Updated:
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Updates Available:
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Error:
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby altair4 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:41 pm

I usually don't comment on artwork because each person has their own sense of style but I like it.
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby Zwopper on Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:41 pm

I like them too, but they're not all that consistant... :oops:
Maybe if you add recycling symbol to the "searching" icon and a "thumbs up" or something to the "updated" one.
I do like the idea of the "mintShield" look though! :D
Keep up this excellent idea!
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby leandroribeiro on Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:58 pm

After using them for a whole afternoon, I've decided to change some details:

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I've changed the font and position of the "tags" - let's call it that way :) - and added a tag to the Updated Icon - It needed one, I agree.

I've kept the CheckingForUpdates icon tagless. I think it works ok that way for two reasons: 1) it blinks, so it already as an extra "sign" that works ok; 2) Unlike the other three, it's a sign without information - it only tells you to wait while it checks for updates - so it doesn't need a tag.

Whell, If I change anything else, I'll keep them here :)

PS.: another possible solution is to remove all the tags an just keep the color code. What do you think?
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby Zwopper on Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:56 pm

leandroribeiro wrote:After using them for a whole afternoon, I've decided to change some details:

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I've changed the font and position of the "tags" - let's call it that way :) - and added a tag to the Updated Icon - It needed one, I agree.

I've kept the CheckingForUpdates icon tagless. I think it works ok that way for two reasons: 1) it blinks, so it already as an extra "sign" that works ok; 2) Unlike the other three, it's a sign without information - it only tells you to wait while it checks for updates - so it doesn't need a tag.

Whell, If I change anything else, I'll keep them here :)

PS.: another possible solution is to remove all the tags an just keep the color code. What do you think?

Well the new mintUpdate icons doesn't blink, so... ;)
I still think it needs something...
Something like this, this, or this maybe?!
And why not keep the "emblems" centered?
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby Benni Jay on Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:28 pm

I never liked the lock and think these are great, especially the first version.
It's nice to see your mint up to date with a green mint logo other than that lock. :wink:
Very minimalistic, I love it.
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby kanishka on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:59 pm

Benni Jay wrote:I never liked the lock and think these are great

Me too! I prefer the second version though. However, some of Zwopper's suggestions are on spot. There's some... "personality" missing :roll:
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby leandroribeiro on Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:51 pm

Well, I don't like it centered, since the logo itself it's not symmetric. Out of center seems to balance everything better.

But I also don't like the solutions I gave. The font's don't work with the Mint form.

The new icons don't blink? I didn't knew that :D That beeing the case, the "updating" icon needs something, of course. I liked the first solution you suggested. I'll try something more when I have more time.
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby Zwopper on Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:10 pm

leandroribeiro wrote:Well, I don't like it centered, since the logo itself it's not symmetric. Out of center seems to balance everything better.

But I also don't like the solutions I gave. The font's don't work with the Mint form.

The new icons don't blink? I didn't knew that :D That beeing the case, the "updating" icon needs something, of course. I liked the first solution you suggested. I'll try something more when I have more time.

Glad to hear that!
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Re: Mint Update Icons

Postby Stel on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:36 am

I modified those icons a bit, so that they can be used with dark themes and added two more, if anyone is interested. I left just the white wireframe, the rest is transparent.
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