We had a little Tango drawing session during friday. We discussed the best
practices in Inkscape with Garrett, Tuomas and Andreas and we got a few icons
commited. Garrett actually pointed out a functionality I overlooked in
Inkscape. Back in my Illustrator days, I loved the round edges effect
which would apply on any bezier shape. Inkscape has something just as powerful,
linked offset. It creates a linked instance of an object and you can
define the rounding with the node tool. Editing the original shape updates the
offset link copy in real time.
Friday’s Tango pixel pushing was much fun and we’re likely to continue doing
this each friday. So if you’re feeling artsy, drop by at
irc.freenode.net. And you’re welcome the rest of the week too.
Some people (mainly from KDE camp) suggested adding a visual metaphore
description into the naming spec as it will help to make for example the
documentation easier – one could refer to “the eye dropper” and it should
work in any spec-conforming theme regardless of its visual style.
Also we are quite inclined to get rid of the floppy metaphor for the
save action. It is widely used, but the number of people who never
used them is growing each day
Tango’s starting to shape up on KDE.
Iva managed to wake me up from hibernation on saturday morning to go do some
photo shoot back in Jizerka.