(Also note that this is what it will look like in Windows. Try to make it so that stuff doesn't look weird in other themes though. Remember that Linux offers a very wide variety of themes for its users. If you create a an image that could clash with a very common color (black or grey), make sure you create two images that work with both.)
NOTE: You can use transparency if you wish. Give me a PNG if you choose to use transparency.
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IMHO, you should have versions that don't change the number of orbs for ping. Just have one huge green, yellow, and red orb. If you don't agree, maybe we can incorporate both and allow people to change it? In either case, the ping icons have the right look.
Either way, I like the sync and the connect/disconnect icons. The connect and disconnect ones are grey/black sensitive though. If you can figure out how to work trasparency into them, that would probably be better.
@Tim: If someone textured that to look like metal...it could look really cool. 3D logos are neat. =)
Currently it doesn't look too good in grey. But it doesn't seem that is because of the pictures you sent. I don't think the program has a true 8-bit alpha channel built in. It looks like it turns pixels on or off more or less.
Maybe try to mess with them so that they look better with a 2-bit alpha channel? I thought that this had true PNG support, but I guess I was wrong.
The sync icon looks pretty good actually. It looks the best in a black environment because its such a simple design as it is.
Another thing to consider is shape. Look at the gossip icons. Each different state has a shape, which makes scanning easy.
Also, the users own state is represented by the same icons, which makes it very usable. BTW Gossip is considered one of the most usable IM clients around, but only supports Jabber, and thus isn't that useful.
That is what those new images look like. The reason that I can't make full 8-bit alpha support, is because Windows doesn't support it at all. That is the reason why you only get 2-bit alpha support. (FYI, Linux supports 8-bit alpha )
The big ones need to be slightly smaller, then it wouldn't be so bad. The small ones are too small in my opinion (plus they don't line up very well because there is more than one orb in different cases).
What we need to focus on is not having that black ring around the orbs. It seems to wreak havoc with the different colors and themes.
Neuralize: I like the new colors of the red orb. That particular red is so much cooler. Before it kind of gave it a MacOSX look. Maybe try to make them all look like that?
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