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Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby openBrain » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:16 pm

Coming from :
bitacovir wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:14 pm Can you open a request in the UIUX forum, please? I am a bit busy these months, so I am working slow but happy to help. Just write the info about what icons you need.
Here you are.
The context is to get a set of icons for newly introduced Std_UserEditMode.

Obviously the first requirement is that each icon shall denote its own "name/function", respectively :
* Default
* Transform
* Cutting
* Color

As a common requirement, they should also denote they are link to the feature "editing", so probably using some kind of pencil as a universal symbol could be right, as in Std_Edit.

Finally ideally, icons should commonly denote that they represent an "action mode", in the sense that no action is performed directly by selecting one or the other mode, but it influences how the software will behave.

You can eventually have a look at the temporary icons I used (they are copied from existing FC resources), which IMO are not so bad, but definitely not so good. :)

I pinged @bitacovir because he asked for a topic, but anybody that want to participate is welcome. ;)
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby bitacovir » Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:24 am

openBrain wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:16 pm Coming from :
bitacovir wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:14 pm Can you open a request in the UIUX forum, please? I am a bit busy these months, so I am working slow but happy to help. Just write the info about what icons you need.
Here you are.
The context is to get a set of icons for newly introduced Std_UserEditMode.

Obviously the first requirement is that each icon shall denote its own "name/function", respectively :
* Default
* Transform
* Cutting
* Color

As a common requirement, they should also denote they are link to the feature "editing", so probably using some kind of pencil as a universal symbol could be right, as in Std_Edit.

Finally ideally, icons should commonly denote that they represent an "action mode", in the sense that no action is performed directly by selecting one or the other mode, but it influences how the software will behave.

You can eventually have a look at the temporary icons I used (they are copied from existing FC resources), which IMO are not so bad, but definitely not so good. :)

I pinged @bitacovir because he asked for a topic, but anybody that want to participate is welcome. ;)
I will bring a proposal during this weekend.
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby openBrain » Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:41 am

bitacovir wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:24 am I will bring a proposal during this weekend.
:+1: It's done when it's done :)
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby bitacovir » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:47 pm

openBrain wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:41 am It's done when it's done :)
Proposal for Std_EditModeDefault icon
(The pencil will be present in all icons).
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby openBrain » Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:08 am

bitacovir wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:47 pm Proposal for Std_EditModeDefault icon
(The pencil will be present in all icons).
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If I'm totally honest, I'm not fully satisfied with the 'd' representing 'default'. I'd like something more graphic/visual. ;)
However you have to consider :
* I'm totally idiot regarding UI/icons design
* This is already far better that what I used to submit the PR

So please continue in this direction to provide the full set, it's definitely good work. :)
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby carlopav » Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:55 am

If It can be of some help i did a small search, and many times a default value is presented with a grey check in the background of the icon...
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby bitacovir » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:04 pm

openBrain wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:08 am If I'm totally honest, I'm not fully satisfied with the 'd' representing 'default'. I'd like something more graphic/visual. ;)
I am not fan of letters in icons, but I don't find a symbol to represent the "Default" term. :)

What about this one:
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby openBrain » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:34 am

bitacovir wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:04 pm I am not fan of letters in icons, but I don't find a symbol to represent the "Default" term. :)
How about a gray check mark?

Anyway, maybe it would be good to make the 3 other icons, and eventually it will give some idea about this one. :)
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Re: Icons for User Edit Mode

Postby carlopav » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:55 pm

perhaps it could also be useful to think about what the default is:
Default: the object will be edited with its default mode. The edit mode is defined internally to be the most appropriate according the object type
so maybe also a grayed part feature icon (as a representation for an undefined object) could be the case?
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