Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: April 13 2008,13:42
|Personally I don't see "database" when I look at these icons....I see an oil drum. But apparently this disk stack concept has somehow come to represent database. Does that mean this representation is accurate?|
In my eyes it is one of the biggest problems with an icon-centric desktop. Only after the user learns to associate a given image with a given concept does that image serve a useful purpose, and some concepts are much easier to associate with an image than others.
Concur on the point that a MyDSL icon is probably better than stacked disk icons. Two icons might work, one for the app (MyDSL db Browser) and one for database MIME-type association. The latter is probably easier because it could use an existing icon and edit in SQL/SQLite (or just "db") in place of whatever is on a stock icon -- and then it would stay relatively small in size. The former is still a puzzle unless it's specific to MyDSL. I thought of something like a penguin with a waiter's tray but I would associate that more with some other server application. Plus that would be a bloated icon since it would have too many lines and colors.
|And i'll try too make some nice icons, starting with the console icon|
Please remember the preference is smaller. The more lines and the more colors, the bigger it will be.:)
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