[Qgis-developer] Icon theme update

Robert Szczepanek robert at szczepanek.pl
Tue Apr 16 01:39:56 PDT 2013


Very reduced use of colors in gis theme was intentional.
Colors should be used in come consistent manner.
Blue-gray was just a base. Now we can start adding (with caution) colors.

Central part of icon:
yellow - select, selected object
green - object to be edited
blue - neutral (any context)

Action part of icon (right bottom):
yellow - create, select
green - add
red - delete, remove
blue - others

I know some icons are VERY similar in look, so feel free to propose what 
new color should be used where.
Use this threat if possible please.


On 16.04.2013 10:18, Nathan Woodrow wrote:
> Don't be sorry, everyone's opinion should be heard. I have mixed
> feelings, the old theme seems to kidish but the new one is too gray.
> Now is a good time to look at which icons are causing the most issues
> and revamp them.
> Sent from some fancy phone looking thingo
> From: Régis Haubourg
> Sent: 16/04/2013 6:06 PM
> To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Icon theme update
> Larry_S wrote
>> Some time ago, devs voted to move to the 'gis' theme as the default, i.e.
>> not just the one selected by default but also the only theme supported by
>> the project. Even after this update, you may notice the icons are still
>> hodge-podge with inconsistent ones needing work. Due to lack of developers
>> to maintain multiple project-supported themes, it is best to have only
>> one,
>> so that a concerted effort can be made to keep it complete and cohesive.
>> Does mean that we can use themes in QGIS 2.0?
>> No theme support code was removed, only the gis theme condensed upon the
>> current default (because many default icons are still used) and old
>> project
>> themes removed. However, there has been talk of removing all theme
>> support,
>> but I can't speak to the state of that decision.
>> I like to revive my nkids theme for QGIS 2.0 as option for Mac OS X
>>> QGIS, is this possible?
>> I'm not entirely sure, but to use a different theme than the default, you
>> will need to add it to the appropriate source directories, edit the .qrc
>> files and compile the source again. For example, nkids has been in the
>> source themes directory for awhile, but not choose-able in the gui because
>> it is not been made part of compiled-in resource system.
>> I did add some code to push any old saved theme choice over to the new
>> default, so if you did add a revamped nkids theme, maybe considering
>> giving
>> it a new name as well.
> Hi Larry,
> it's a total surprise to me, since I thought I was following list
> intensivly. I remember voting against gis theme, but majority did choose as
> default. That's fine, I'm OK with the vote. But I was thinking having the
> choice to switch back to classic theme !
> I submitted both themes to users and all of them in my corp wanted to keep
> classical one. By myself, I really have visual difficulties with gis theme
> (to much blue-grey, very few pixels to distinguish functions, overly
> complicated icons..)
> Moreover, I must say I've not been able to fund anything for months in QGIS
> project due to the lack of visibility. Please think of us and let us see
> more clearly where we can help the projects.
> Sorry for that message, but these last minute surprises really starts to be
> a problem to me.
> Régis
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