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chrisw73

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 4:29 am

@Sipaq:

Have you contacted Stefen Garrity? I think he and his guys at silverorange would be happy to contribute - for he is the Mozilla Design guy. He can contact the designers of the TBird Logo, too so that they can make a sunbird logo!

In addition I can offer myself as Icon/Logo designer. I am pretty deep into Freehand/PhotoShop here at work. You and Steven can contact me via my Email@stored in this Profile.

Wanna See some Icons by me? Here you are: http://ant.apache.org/projects/antidote ... enshot.jpg

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 5:03 am

chrisw73 wrote:Have you contacted Stefen Garrity? I think he and his guys at silverorange would be happy to contribute - for he is the Mozilla Design guy. He can contact the designers of the TBird Logo, too so that they can make a sunbird logo!

No, I haven't talked to him. As I said before, we talked to Kevin Gerich and Stephen Horlander, the guys wo did the Firefox and Thunderbird default theme. I don't think Steven can do anything about a new sunbird theme, when the guys doing the groundwork (Kevin and Stephen) can't do it because of Time constraints. But nevertheless I will contact him and see what he has to say about this.

chrisw73 wrote:In addition I can offer myself as Icon/Logo designer. I am pretty deep into Freehand/PhotoShop here at work. You and Steven can contact me via my Email@stored in this Profile.

Wanna See some Icons by me? Here you are: http://ant.apache.org/projects/antidote ... enshot.jpg

Unfortunately the quality of the picture is lacking a bit, but from what I can see it looks good. An icon designer is what we lack the most IMO. So if you could help us with improving the current icon-set, we would really appreciate it. I will contact you via mail.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 5:14 am

I supposed you need Winstripe-lookalike icons, Sipaq?
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 5:33 am

markcarson wrote:How about an icon/logo which is similar to the Thunderbird logo, but with a calendar instead of an envelope and a yellow/gold colored bird? I mocked up a quick graphic.

<img src="http://65.61.16.97/Images/Sunbird.png ">

Probably best done by whoever as the original vector art for the Thunderbird logo.

Aloha

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Excellent logo! One thing though, it would be nice if it was a little different somehow than the thunderbird logo. The Firefox logo and the thunderbird logo are similar but different.. Other thanthe color and the different thing they wrap, maybe you could modify the bird a little bit?

Other than that, it's an excellent logo! I'm sre Jon Hicks will be willing to help you out if you need to consult with him about how to make it more like the other two!(http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk). :
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 5:45 am

cheeaun wrote:I supposed you need Winstripe-lookalike icons, Sipaq?


Here's Sipaq's reply to that question earlier in this thread :-)

The contest is completely open.

We asked Kevin Gerich and Stephen Horlander if they could also work on a default theme for Sunbird and the reply was basically: "Sorry, not enough time!"

So that means, that we will accept anything which looks and feels nice. The new theme may look totally different than Winstripe/Pinstripe. But of course if someone wants to do a theme based on Winstripe/Pinstripe we're totally fine with it. Almost anything looks better than the current classic theme :)

I hope that clarifies it.


Personally, i feel it would be better if it was winstripe like, so all the mozilla.org standalone products share a similar look. It already looks like the logo creation is coming along nicely, and will probably look similar (maybe too much ;) ) to the fx and tb logos.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 7:49 am

cheeaun wrote:I supposed you need Winstripe-lookalike icons, Sipaq?

Hi cheeaun,
no it does not need to look like Winstripe. One could also base the theme on your phoenity icons or whatever else. As I said before, the basic rule for the theme is "Just be creative" and of course "Make it look nice :-)". See also my other post, which FlashBanG quoted. If you need more info, just ask here in the forum.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 7:53 am

My themes all theme the Calendar extension. Are there additional icons in the Sunbird that aren't in the Calendar extension for Mozilla/Netscape/Firefox/Thunderbird?

Here are screenshots of all my themes' support of the Calendar extension:
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 9:08 am

aaron wrote:My themes all theme the Calendar extension. Are there additional icons in the Sunbird that aren't in the Calendar extension for Mozilla/Netscape/Firefox/Thunderbird?

In addition to the toolbar icons, you would have to theme the options window and the javascript debugger.

Since toolbar customization is planned, you should also be able to supply additional buttons, e.g. Cut, Copy, Paste, Print, ... (not necessary now, may be necessary when toolbar customization is hooked up).
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 9:34 am

I am considering taking up this torch. I would require a graphic artist on the team as my expertise is on the theming side. Any volunteers? I would also like to know if regular builds with DOM Inspector can/will be made available as I do not make my own builds.

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 9:57 am

Options window icons are themed in my Firefox/Thunderbird themes, and the Cut, Copy, Paste, Print, etc, are present in my themes as well. They can be seen in the screenshots pages for each of my themes.

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 10:10 am

Chris Cook wrote:I am considering taking up this torch. I would require a graphic artist on the team as my expertise is on the theming side. Any volunteers?

jeffhot has indicated that he would like to help but lacks the theming skills. Looks like the perfect match. You could also try to get in contact with markcarson, who made the Sunbird app icon mockup in this thread.
I would also like to know if regular builds with DOM Inspector can/will be made available as I do not make my own builds.

At the moment this is not planned as far as I know, but I guess it should be possible to build sunbird with DOM Inspector enabled. I'm sure we can work something out.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 11:07 am

aaron wrote:Options window icons are themed in my Firefox/Thunderbird themes, and the Cut, Copy, Paste, Print, etc, are present in my themes as well. They can be seen in the screenshots pages for each of my themes.

Great. I've seen the screenshots. Are these themes and the icons available under the MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license?
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 11:09 am

Ummmm... the fact that I don't know means maybe, but maybe not. I don't understand the legal mumbo-jumbo of the MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license. I can give links to the icon author's sites for further verification of the icon license if desired.

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 11:38 am

Aaron, will the icon designer agree to the tri-license requirement, i.e., giving up all control to the icons?

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2004, 11:51 am

Actually it needs a lot of things - feathers, more detail, better shading, etc. And then there is that extra vertical line in the calendar that makes 8 day weeks - oops. If the graphic artist of the Thunderbird logo does not take this for action and there is interest, I will further develop the logo if the project wants me to. Not sure who the decision makers are, but let me know. Mark@MarkCarson.com
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