@hotlittlewhitedog Brightened colours for flat icon/favicon so it’s more “waw” (loving that spelling you use) and justified the word “forum” to the right for the mobile version. I’ve also added a #eee colour background to the forum top bar. It actually makes the whole interface more intuitive.
@hans Here’s a super quick, very, very rough idea for the forum app icon (maybe even for the forum site). Literally 5 minutes of thought and 2 minutes of experimentation. I was going for a half hexagon shape (ended up making a forward arrow which is neat). There’s space on the (left?) side to add an element to imply a new addition to f-droid?
I can push it to the branch as experimental if you (or whomever is working on that app) needs time to think about it. Is that a good idea.
If everyone is happy with the new design now, I will push it to the branch ready for merging in.
I love your icons.
F-Droid is not my project, so I can’t speak for all, but I think that in 2019-2020, bots are no more static and can even run and jump. If it was my project, I would create a 3D model (or pseudo 3D model) of the droid with legs, arms… The droid could move with a jetpack and wheels, have arms… Each important version of F-Droid could bring modifications to the droid (different colors too) and become collectors (think at the merchandising lol, you want money…). I would see the current droid with wheel chains like a tank (and wall-e), a arm with a rocket launcher or a flower
Thanks @hotlittlewhitedog, well it’s unanimous then 100% of people who responded liked it.
I don’t know what others think about militarising the F-Droid icon but being curious I did draw the F-Droid on a tank-like base holding a flower and it was surprisingly cute. I’ll post it up sometime. It might be good for Nightly builds or something similar???
@hans If noone has objected to (b) and pushing (d) I’ll push it to the branch for you soon?
That new design in Upgrade of F-Droid logo\icon for 2019 looks nice, but it also doesn’t look like F-Droid. At this point, the logo is worth a lot because it is widely known and recognized, and has been the same basic character since 2012. Changing that means throwing that all away. It is becoming like the Debian swirl, which is same since 1999, the Linux penguin Tux, unchanged since 1996, or the BSD Daemon, unchanged since 1988.
@webDev also, you made a very nice design for the front page of https://f-droid.org. I think a number of people approved of that design, so that could actually be implemented. Last I remember, you said you were going to implement it.
Hi @hans Thanks for the feedback. I very much value it.
Yes. I will build the website. As you know the website does feature a slightly updated version of the logo so I feel the correct process is having it in f-droids artwork repository. The “GET IT ON F-DROID” badges are another valuable introduction to the F-Droid web experience.
I knew that you wanted something different for the forum app, but yes, I may have strayed too far in the above forum design.
Here’s a “blueprint” version of the F-Droid for the forum app (and website)
Mobile app icon:
Favicon (16px) (just the normal f-droid icon):
The icon features speech bubbles that grow as they come to the top. I felt this is a good visual analogy of the forum.
If you are happy to go with this one I’ll push, and move onto the next stage in the web development.
Maybe focusing on next year 10/years anniversary (29 September 2010 ?) should lead these changes ?
For sure, important is wether or not an F-Droid user will decide to have the F-Droid client icon in main top wake-up screen: (despite I don’t have oled devices,) I myself will avoid any loud white & blue damaging icon on primary screen to prevent oled burn-in screen.
@oF2pks To be clear, the above “blueprint” (and the speech bubble) designs are for a separate forum app and the forum website, not F-Droid (see Han’s comment above. It likely won’t be on anyone’s main screen due to the wealth of great, free (and freedom) apps available on F-Droid
(As an aside, will msg you about your blue and white OLED concerns.)
@webDev , I do not criticize your contribution(s), but the inability of oled screen to handle long static blue (& thus white) lightning for 2 scientific reasons : oled blue pixel inner materials have shorten life than other colors & oled blue pixel need more intensity.
As a deductive conclusion with pre-hypothesis of eco-green respect/concept , fdroid should move away from blue (& white). Especially considering the flat/square static design of F-Droid global (not speaking of the negative controversial? of blue light technology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_blue_light_technology )
Further more, with upcoming 10/years anniversary, a shift to darkOrange? or other, prior to your contribution(s), could have some significance ?
Thanks @oF2pks for the links! I had an old phone that did have this problem. It took 3-4 years to notice it. If newer phones (s4 and above) are better, as the link suggests, then I’m not going to worry but I’ll push the svg to f-droid’s “artwork” repository (if it is chosen by the other contributers). I’ll point you to it. Then you can contact a launcher-app designer like Amexia to create a blue-less palette?
Keep in mind two things:
a) icons were not what causing the problem on my old phone, the notification bar did, and
b) I only noticed it when viewing images in full screen when the notification bar went away, which was not very often.
c) A broken CRT TV I once had couldn’t activate the blue pixels sometimes, it was not nice to watch tv with at all with just red and green.
BTW the wikipedia article on blue (and white) that you posted seems to debunk the blue-light-keeps-you-awake idea.