On 2009-January-27 , at 17:25 , Guillermo Espertino wrote:
> I'm not sure about the dark strokes. They have a lighter outline for
> dark themes, but that makes them look blurred.
> Removing the outlines and keeping the dark color will make them
> for dark themes, so there's no way out: It's white with a grey outline
> like the original Tango set, or the middle gray with dark strokes
> (a.k.a. Bulia's spaghettis :-)
I kind of like the blurry look. But:
- could you take a screenshot against a dark theme, to see whether
having just a grey outline is enough to make the stroke stand against
the background. You might have to go all the way to white (and that
would take care of the blur at the same time)
- you made the new icons closer to the old ones for the pen, bezier
and calligraphy tools. That's very nice IMHO. but this makes the
handle of the node in the bezier tool be a 1 px grey line. This will
probably be hard to make on a dark background again. Could you try
outlining it with light grey/white also?
- in the case of the gradient tool, on the contrary, I think the icon
would look better with just a thin hairline rather than the thick
diagonal one. In this case you know what the background will be (it is
the gradient) so you can afford a one pixel line. This would make more
of the gradient show through and might make it clearer what the tool
actually is. Yet, I am not sure whether this metaphor is the best one
(but that's another problem).