footnote needs an icon

Bug #903240 reported by Jaap Broekhuizen on 2011-12-12
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Harvey Cabaguio

Bug Description

we need an icon that identifies this app

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Changed in footnote:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed

Couple of things to note:
- DON'T USE A FOOT. Seriously. That'd just be bad.
- It needs to be easily differentiated from Scratch/plain text editors.
- Remember it's for *notes*, not just text.

Perhaps some sort of a notebook design would work. Ooh! Something like the general shape of the Dexter icon, but a different color, with some tabs sticking out the right side, and a nice silhouetted emblem on the front; perhaps a pencil. :D

PURPLE. We don't have any app icons that use purple. Dooo eeet.

Sam Tate (samtatr) wrote :

One of the "square with emblem" style icons (marlin, beatbox etc) would be really nice, and definitely purple :D

Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :

Here's a blank purple icon. The purples should probably be adjusted, I'm sure Cassidy James knows some good hex values.

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

Here's an icon I made for Footnote. It's not purple :(

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

Newer version of my footnote icon. Needs some eyeballs on it ;)

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

64px version...

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

Another version...

Changed the page color to white and added some textlines

Hope you guys don't mind me spamming your bugmail ;)

Fabian Thoma (fabianthoma) wrote :

I personally think that the yellow version is better, kind of reminds me of sticky notes, use a bit more gentle yellow, it was a bit bright

Fabian Thoma (fabianthoma) wrote :

or make the text on it darker

Ok, I can do that, another idea I had is to make the icon more
rectangular instead of squarish. More like a notebook shape. Thoughts?

On Sat 14 Jan 2012 10:05:32 AM CST, Fabian Thoma wrote:
> or make the text on it darker

Andrea Basso (voluntatefaber) wrote :

I think the first icon markellmtthw posted is the best, maybe at the most changing the background color.

Jaap Broekhuizen (jaapz-b) wrote :

I think the yellow one with a little bit less bright yellow would be great!

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

How about something like this? Preview:

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

Or this? Preview:

This one and the one before it are my personal favorites and are by far my most refined. Please choose one of them unless you really don't like something about them.

Andrea, I decided not to use that design anymore because once the color is changed, it really looks a lot like Facebook's icon ;)

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

One last one. Preview: Of course, I can change any of these to fit whatever ideas you guys have.

Here's the 64px version

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

A purple-ized variant for your consideration. With some shameless theft from Harvey's icon ;)

Matthew Markell (markellmtthw) wrote :

The 64px svg of the purple Footnote icon.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-02-09
Changed in footnote:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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