[Qgis-developer] Last minute icon updates for 0.9.2rc1

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Mon Jan 28 06:15:11 EST 2008

Hi Many thanks for the various feedback - its greatly appreciated. I
will commit these but in the course of today make some tweaks to try
to take your various suggestions into account:

 - the toggle overview 'stop sign' is a mistake - Ill fix that
 - try to make the grass ones higher contrast
 - switch the (-) mini icons to (x)



2008/1/28, Benjamin Ducke <benjamin.ducke at ufg.uni-kiel.de>:
> Tim,
> thanks a lot for that. It makes the UI so much more appealing
> (and we all know how important that is in this world ;).
> One thing I need to say, though: I have used QGIS for teaching
> GIS newbies these past one or two years and the number one source
> of confusion was always the visual similarity of the GRASS and
> "regular" layer adding icons. People frequently "mis-clicked"
> those.
> I can see that you have already worked on that and made the two
> more different, but believe me, with a lot of people out there having
> rather poor vision and colour blindness, an even stronger contrast would
> be preferable.
> Any chance you could try and increase the difference even more? I am
> a bit at a loss for smart ideas, but how about taking all of the green
> from the non-GRASS layer icons and stamping a big, fat "G" on the
> GRASS ones?
> Cheers,
> Benjamin
> Tim Sutton wrote:
> > Hi All
> >
> > I have made further updates to the icons to try to improve consistency
> > and clarity in the icons. Some of these changes were committed with
> > the digitising icons, a few more were committed with some changes
> > requested by Carlos. I have a final more high impact set of chages
> > that I would like to commit before we branch 0.9.2rc1. They are 'high
> > impact' in that they include the icons most used for add layer etc.
> > They also include updates to the GRASS icons (well I redid them all).
> > Are there any objections to me committing the remaining one? I'm
> > thining particularly of the doc folks since I realise that every
> > change to the main window requires retaing screenshots...but I guess
> > we will need to redo all screenshots once ui is finalised for 1.0.
> >
> > Here is a preview:
> >
> > http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2223076685&size=o
> >
> > I would like to commit these UI changes tomorrow if there are no objections.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> --
> Benjamin Ducke, M.A.
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