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dot.kde.org: KDE Icon Chatter

Jan 28, 2002, 12:09 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Navindra Umanee)

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"As MacOS X (and GNOME to a certain extent) has shown, many people love photorealistic icons despite the theoretical trade-offs with usability. So if you've ever wondered about the philosophy behind KDE's default icons, you might want to read Torsten Rahn's recent article on the matter. Tackat explains how KDE's default icons are a compromise between good usability and beauty, using a mock up of traffic signs to illustrate his points. To conclude, Tackat proposes a slightly different approach for KDE 3.1: Add more photorealistic design to the application icons, while sticking to 2D for toolbars and mimetypes."

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