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Development => User Interface => Topic started by: a.l.e on October 08, 2011, 02:07:47 am

Title: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: a.l.e on October 08, 2011, 02:07:47 am
Dear Scribus community,

Many of you have probably noticed that the Scribus' icons set could need some care!

If you are skilled in icons design and want to do a substantial contribution to the Scribus project, you're kindly invited to get your hands dirty and create a new icon theme.

We ask you to submit a proposal with 10 to 30 icons in one single PNG file in this thread of the Scribus forums.
You will probably want to add a description of your work.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is November 30 2011.*

Members of the Scribus team and of the Scribus UI group will then choose one proposal and ask its author to work on the full set.

Here some general considerations:
- The new icons will be for Scribus 1.5svn.
- You can get all the current icons by checking out the Scribus sources from our subversion repository and going to the scribus/resources/icons/ directory.
- You should create icons in different states (on, off, hovered) and at different sizes (16, 22, 32 pixel)
- In the spirit of free software, we also welcome designers who are open to a cooperation with other  participants of the contest and achieve a full set of icons for Scribus.

For questions and general comments, please reply to this email in the Scribus mailing list or to this post in the Scribus forums.

Happy drawing!
a.l.e


P.s.: on November 7th the deadline has been extended from end of October to end of November 2011
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: a.l.e on October 11, 2011, 08:40:39 am
Dear Scribus community,


Here some additional information:

- We won't be very strict with the rules! They are there to give you an
  idea of what we are expecting!

- About the number of icons to be submitted in the proposal: it's up to
  you to decide how many you want to submit. Also, the number we
  suggest is not about unique icons but the total of icons, some of
  them being the same icon but in different states or sizes.

- The icons will have to be provided in SVG files which can be
  transformed into PNG by using free software tools.

- The contest is about the icons in the Scribus GUI and not the logo of
  Scribus!

- This thread is for people who want contribute themselves icons and
  have questions about the contest. Please don't hijack it!


Happy drawing

a.l.e
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: JimmyVolatile on October 28, 2011, 07:46:37 pm
I propose extending the deadline another 30 days (with the added benefit of addional publicity surrounding such a move) given that the forum thread has been locked for the first 24 days.

I've got some icons brewing but I need more time :)

Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: JimmyVolatile on October 29, 2011, 02:08:54 am
Anyone know how I can enable 22x22 icons in the Scribus UI?
Right now I'm only seeing 16x16.

Also...where has Tango gone? http://tango.freedesktop.org/
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: yakila on October 29, 2011, 11:57:44 pm
My icons are for Scribus
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: JimmyVolatile on October 31, 2011, 10:02:44 am
@yakila: I really like the icon for Preflight Verifier  :). Traffic lights make sense.
BTW: I'm not able to download view.svg. Maybe you have to re-upload?
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: Nermander on October 31, 2011, 11:22:38 am
The SVG worked fine for me (I did not download the ZIP).
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: yakila on November 05, 2011, 08:41:13 pm
@JimmyVolatile:
duplicate
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: a.l.e on November 07, 2011, 09:28:59 am
The deadline has been extended to November 30, 2011.

Have fun!
a.l.e
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: yakila on November 30, 2011, 03:11:55 pm
icon for scribus
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: JimmyVolatile on November 30, 2011, 11:49:39 pm
So, here are my suggestions for the most prominent icon issues in the application. I've concentrated on the permanently present icons in the main tool bars but I'd very much like to continue my work on the remaining icons, probably starting with the ones in the text editor. (tracking, small caps, all caps etc)

The main idea is to group related icons by color to lessen the massive "wall-of-icons" impression that newcomers may experience. Now, I might have gone too far but at the same time some grouping is better than the current situation. As a bonus, the text icons really look neat on a dark menu background as well.  :)

1. All icons for entering some kind of (content, text, image, table, render-frame) has a blue hue.
2. PDF-icons have some kind of red hue which can be associated with the use of red colors in the Acrobat PDF viewer.
3. Drawing icons (will) have warm tan/yellow hues, like the existing freehand, caligraphic, measure)
4. I'll probably copy/redraw most other icons from the current GIMP set, improving wherever necessary.

So this is 12 icons re-hashed or redrawn from Tango and 1 original (measure), I hope they can be of some use. I'll certainly continue my work on these and will probably complete the concept some time in jan/feb with an update right after christmas.

Finally, as you may see from the mock-up, I also suggest using de-saturated or paler versions of the icons as identifiers on all the different types of frames. At least with the PDF-elements, they all look exactly the same now and are quite confusing to use unless you have the Outline panel open at all times.

Edit: Source SVG added.
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: yakila on December 05, 2011, 12:02:06 pm


on a dark background do not see  "insert line"

I like calligraphic line icon

Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: Mike on April 04, 2012, 01:07:58 pm
What is the status of the Scribus Icons Contest?
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: a.l.e on April 17, 2012, 09:47:13 pm
we have a jury of three persons and they are giving their opinions...
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: a.l.e on April 20, 2012, 08:38:58 am
... and the jury plans to take a decision at the upcoming libre graphics meeting in wien...

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: Kunda on December 26, 2013, 11:59:03 pm
*in suspense for years*
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: GarryP on September 16, 2014, 02:48:00 pm
This is just a suggestion, but as this topic is about something that was supposed to be happening more than two years ago, should it really still be pinned to the top of this board?

I'm only asking, but should it not be "unpinned" now? I just can't see it's relevance anymore.

P.S. However, I'd be very interested to hear what happened with this, if anything.
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: GarryP on April 01, 2015, 11:51:58 am
Following on from my previous suggestion, I think this topic should be unpinned - it's nearly four years old now - and replaced with another that points people to the Scribus UI icons repo created by a.l.e. a while ago: https://github.com/aoloe/scribus-ui-icons/tree/master

It would help to give more publicity to the repo and more people might get interested.

People coming to this thread will be wondering how modern Scribus is when the first thing they see in this topic is something about a contest in 2011!

It's just a thought.
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: a.l.e on April 01, 2015, 03:16:14 pm
unpinned!

indeed, we can now think how to make that repository public... and check how to manage it, too!

last week i to change a bit the concept.

i wanted to start from the current scribus icons and replace the icons one by one, as soon as new ones exist.

craig told me to change the license (to the GPL + some specific conditions that do not matter to icons) and, since i prefer having standard licenses that are easier to manage in the long term, i had to replace all the icons by empty placeholders.
the current cc-by-sa license should be compatible with the scribsu license.

further, we will have to create a patch to scribus that adds a preference for the location of the icons or a script that replaces only the icons that we have.

both are probably rather easy to do.

but, first, i want to see icons :-)

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: Scribus Icons Contest 2011
Post by: GarryP on April 01, 2015, 06:15:25 pm
That's great, thanks. It's been bugging me for some time.

A while ago I started a little experiment to create some "minimalist" icons using only the tools within Scribus but I gave up after a few hours. (I thought it would be nice to create the Scribus icons within Scribus.)

I've attached a screenshot showing how far I got. I've no idea if I'll be bothering to finish them. Like I say, it was just an experiment.

They're not great or anything like that - and they still need a whole lot of work - but I can supply the SLA if anyone is interested in experimenting further, or just wants to have a play around with them.