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From Nancy K <nancythirt...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: "I want to stay informed about OpenOffice" option for the home page?
Date Sat, 05 May 2012 17:27:55 GMT
Hi!
I like what Drew has! I found a link with newspaper icons and there is one that might fit
quickly with his drawings - the envelope open with a news headline coming out of the envelope.
 All of these icons claim to be free according to the top of the page. http://vectormadness.com/download/newspaper-icon-vector-7904.html#

For more presentations - there is a newspaper headline/article generator that I have used
in the past - and a  billboard generator that I have not used, but looked nice:

Newspaper generator - fill in your information, generate the paper (it will be as long as
your text) and then take the link below your generated newspaper to save the image to your
computer: http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

Billboard generator: http://www.makesweet.com/billboard/

Nancy
 
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________________________________
 From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org 
Sent: Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: "I want to stay informed about OpenOffice" option for the home page?
 
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM, drew jensen <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-05-05 at 03:19 +0200, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>> Am 05/05/2012 12:49 AM, schrieb drew:
>> > On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 17:42 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> >> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM, drew<drew@baseanswers.com>  wrote:
>> > <snip>
>> >
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> I tried rendering the SVG at 50x50 and nothing comes through.  I think
>> >> we need something much simpler.  I'll look around.
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> I also noticed now that the exiting art work is 50x500 pixels.  They
>> >> have two versions of each icon, one for the mouse over where they
>> >> darken the image a bit.  Clever, but more work for producing new
>> >> icons.
>> >
>> > Well, how about:
>> > http://lo-portal.us/aoo/temp/keep-in-touch_aoo.png
>> >
>> > for a mashup approach.
>>
>> Also very preasant. However, don't you think it is too high compared
>> with the other icons?
>
> Is it? I put one of other images up next to it, and brought the top
> (G+) button up to match the top (the extension jigsaw puzzle piece) -
> but I did not try using it on a mockup page, so it could be.
>

Hi Drew,

I did a local build of the website, with your logo in it.  Good news
is you have the alignment of the normal and hover versions perfect.
So it works well in that regard.

But we're only getting a partial render in each state.  I see the g+
icon and 90% of the Twitter fish.  Now, we could muck around with the
CSS to show more of that, but that would expand the entire block for
that item and put the page out of balance, IMHO.

Ideally I think we want to have this icon use the same vertical space
as the other icons, i.e., the same visible space, not just the same
total 500px space.   We have a similar constraint on horizontal size,
in order to preserve the text alignment.

I wonder if a newspaper icon would work in this context?  Keep
informed, announcements, news, etc.

-Rob

>
> //drew
>
>>
>> Marcus
>>
>
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