Samstag, 29. Januar 2011

Not even included, but already improved!

Dear marketeers, dear visual design loving people!

You may have noticed that the new LibreOffice icons "missed the boat" for the LibreOffice 3.3 final - as one of the developers said. Fortunately, they will be included in the upcoming minor release (see ReleasePlan).

But although the icons are not even included, there have been vastly improved - already. The guy who did that is the same person who initially led to the rumors concerning "interesting mockups" that have been extensively discussed on the TDF mailing list. Well, now he joined the Design Team and did not only provide deep insights in usability aspects, but also in his great design skills.

So this is what "Paulo" did for LibreOffice ... first, he improved the 128px icons (left side shows the old version, right side the improved one).


Next, he created the missing 256px icons that now provide a richness in detail, so that they can easily be used for marketing material. Click on it to see them in full size ... worth the effort :-)


Personally, I'm deeply impressed how much the icons gained - by keeping the metaphors. Now, I'm even more curious what the design team will come up with in the future. Both concerning making LibreOffice more usable, and caring about visual details.

And before I forget this: Thanks to both Paulo and the whole team for doing such great stuff! As Florian would say ... You all rock!

Cheers,
Christoph

Kommentare:

BB hat gesagt…

Well, I liked the little green bowls in the previous version, but of course it has nothing to do with the program...

This icon set is a little more traditional, but is unique, too, and it is very importnt for a new brand name.

What I would like to see, is an icon set which features something linked to the name "libre". Of course, I have no idea how it would look like. The Statue of Liberty is a little big to draw in some pixels.

Robert hat gesagt…

Well it's Feb 8, 2011. Still don't see Libre Office 3.3.1 RC1 on website. Any new dates yet?.

rgloor hat gesagt…

Hhmmm... I have 3.3.1RC1 running.
Looks beautiful with the new icons.

Congratulations to Paulo and the whole LibreOffice team for 3.3.1 (RC1).

Well done.

d1v3r7 hat gesagt…

http://i.imgur.com/JA38Q.png
Icons are totally wrong on Windows. Make them support the proper icon sizes.

Vilmantas Ramonas hat gesagt…

Yes, it must be bigger in Windows.

korax hat gesagt…

Icons are really well done, much more to my taste than the old OpennOffice.org icons.

Vilmantas Ramonas hat gesagt…

I think all icons used in office should be redesigned like all new programs (like utorrent, paint.net and ..), Tango theme is to old.

Jesse Gordon hat gesagt…

I think this new icon set is extremely well-done. I very much like the combination of simplicity and detail (for example, the formula symbol and the globe graphic). My only negative critique here would be that, as others have mentioned, the Windows icons don't scale above 48px as of LibreOffice 3.3.1.

qeniwait hat gesagt…

Did you heard what Rob Matts said about that?

generic nolvadex

Muneer Hussian hat gesagt…

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

case study solution
case study solution
case study solution
case study solution

Piotr Kuźmicki hat gesagt…

best
okonomisk
offentlig
konsekvent
komplett
teknisk