Design and create an icon for foot #27

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opened 2 years ago by dnkl · 7 comments
dnkl commented 2 years ago
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Foot doesn't have an icon. It would be nice if it did.

It should be clean and simple - something that matches foot's minimalistic goals. And of course it should be easy to see that it represents a terminal emulator.

Foot doesn't have an icon. It would be nice if it did. It should be clean and simple - something that matches foot's minimalistic goals. And of course it should be easy to see that it represents a terminal emulator.
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Here is a funny idea I had. I took Terminal from CoreUI as a base and replaced the prompt symbol with a footprint by Freepic using Inkscape. I hope someone comes up with a more creative idea.

Here is a funny idea I had. I took [Terminal from CoreUI][1] as a base and replaced the prompt symbol with a [footprint by Freepic][2] using Inkscape. I hope someone comes up with a more creative idea. [1]: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Terminal_(CoreUI_Icons_v1.0.0).svg [2]: https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/footprints_22746

Here is a PNG version.

Here is a PNG version.
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I like the idea, and I like the simplicity. Some thoughts and questions:

The background inside the terminal is transparent? That's probably not a good idea..

As far as I can tell, the licenses of both source images allow modifications and derivate work, but require attribution. Even though we'd add attribution to e.g. the README, it would probably make sense to add it to the SVG file itself, as well. Thoughts?

I like the idea, and I like the simplicity. Some thoughts and questions: The background inside the terminal is transparent? That's probably not a good idea.. As far as I can tell, the licenses of both source images allow modifications and derivate work, but require attribution. Even though we'd add attribution to e.g. the README, it would probably make sense to add it to the SVG file itself, as well. Thoughts?

I did not plan to make a serious icon but apparently I did. This version uses the dimensions of a GNOME icon and is based on a footprint licensed under CC0. I tried to position everything on a 2px grid. I cleaned the Inkscape SVG manually and added metadata. The size of the SVG could be reduced further using svgcleaner if no further editing on the logo is planned.

I did not plan to make a serious icon but apparently I did. This version uses the dimensions of a GNOME icon and is based on a [footprint][1] licensed under CC0. I tried to position everything on a 2px grid. I cleaned the Inkscape SVG manually and added metadata. The size of the SVG could be reduced further using [svgcleaner][2] if no further editing on the logo is planned. [1]: https://freesvg.org/human-footprints [2]: https://github.com/RazrFalcon/svgcleaner
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I did not plan to make a serious icon but apparently I did.

I'm glad you did :D It definitely fits the bill and is unique to foot.

Question: in most terminal color schemes, the default foreground color is rarely white, but a light shade of gray. Have you tried that? How does it look with foot's default background+foreground (111111 + dcdccc). If that looks too washed out, maybe something in between that and pure black+white?

(I know I can easily change the colors and see for myself, but I'm more interrested in your opinion than to see a PNG).

> I did not plan to make a serious icon but apparently I did. I'm glad you did :D It definitely fits the bill **and** is unique to foot. Question: in most terminal color schemes, the default foreground color is rarely white, but a light shade of gray. Have you tried that? How does it look with foot's default background+foreground (111111 + dcdccc). If that looks too washed out, maybe something in between that and pure black+white? (I know I can easily change the colors and see for myself, but I'm more interrested in your opinion than to see a PNG).

We should change the border color to something more gray like c0bfbc to make is stand out more. If we do this, dcdccc does not look good as a foreground color, it is too similar. I like gruvbox (282828) as background and bright text (fbf1c7) but I do not care too much.

We should change the border color to something more gray like c0bfbc to make is stand out more. If we do this, dcdccc does not look good as a foreground color, it is too similar. I like gruvbox (282828) as background and bright text (fbf1c7) but I do not care too much.
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We should change the border color to something more gray like c0bfbc to make is stand out more

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I kind of like the gruvbox colors too. The darker border is definitely an improvement.

I'm going to let this sit for a couple of days, to let it sink in a bit. In the mean time, feel free to open up a PR. Or if prefer me to take care of it that's fine too, just let me know.

Oh, and a big thank you for doing this! I think it's awesome and I really appreciate it.

> We should change the border color to something more gray like c0bfbc to make is stand out more :+1: I kind of like the gruvbox colors too. The darker border is definitely an improvement. I'm going to let this sit for a couple of days, to let it sink in a bit. In the mean time, feel free to open up a PR. Or if prefer me to take care of it that's fine too, just let me know. Oh, and a big thank you for doing this! I think it's awesome and I really appreciate it.
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