secondary title: see how open source work
My first contribution to kde and breeze-icons were the mimetype icons. I’ll ask Uri Herrera for help and he get my mentor. After some iteration I come from really ugly mimetype icons to the fancy new ones.
I think they look really awesome but they had some usability issues. All background shapes are the same and the center element isn’t that visible at the initial look. But as they look awesome nobody changed something (there are a lot of icons). But from time to time I get feedback from the users via the VDG forum, bugs.kde.org or g+ that an usability improvement would be good.
But why do you want to change something that look awesome only cause of usability. The design guidelines from breeze icons say show only stuff that is importend. So have always the same background mean remove it cause it’s not importend.
And here we are. The simple paper shape were updated by different styles depending on the file type. What do you think? Usability improvement, yes or no? Did you know the file type according to the icon?
This is the
first third draft of the mimetype update. I think it’s an usability improvement and it look good, but to look awesome I need the power of Open Source and the VDG. One person can make nice stuff, but work together will make your work awesome. So Alex L. and Gnastyle are now working on polishing the stuff.
Of course you can join, or you can have a look how it work to improve things. Clone the breeze-icon repositor, update them (once a day) and you will see how things change. And of course don’t forget to give feedback, cause without feedback I didn’t start this change.