Lernid icon

Hey all,

as you might remember, I’m trying to find a proper new icon for Lernid. for that reason I’ve opened a bug report. In the bug report we’ve got some ideas for the icon, and even some basic mockups, but still nothing really worth a use.

So i’m asking you – the style and graphic artists to have a look and try to make something. of course you all are invited to look and show your opinion: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/500503.

Dor :)

STOP USING UBUNTU FAVICON now at Ubuntu-IL

Hello!

It’s been a while I didn’t post anything, and that’s mainly cause I had no time.

Today Dolev Ravid, the LoCo leader of Ubuntu Israel agreed to change the favicon of the Israeli LoCo site and forums to the one Yaron Shahrbani have made, as a part of the mini-project STOP USING UBUNTU FAVICON.

The new favicon can be found in here:

what do you think..? It combines the Ubuntu icon and the Isreali Symbol, the star of david.

Yea, I know i’m going a little far with that mini-project, but it’s not for no reason. I hope that soon new proect won’t use that Favicon from the beginning.

oh, and have an HAPPY NEW DECADE! (…and year)
Dor :)

STOP USING UBUNTU FAVICON going to Lernid

Hey all,

Just before one week I wrote about a mini-campaign i’m running that asks from projects to STOP USING UBUNTU FAVICON.
Few days ago I have translated Lernid into Hebrew, and to check the results I’ve installed it, the translation just sat great on the app, but one thing bothered me…

The icon of Lernid is a small Ubuntu symbol. it is very not aesthetic, since it has only one size, and when running Lernid using a dock (AWN for ex.) it shows a big yellow-orange pixeled icon.

So if dealing with the icon anyway, why not to completely change it? I guess Lernid should have it own symbol, my idea is a graduation cap or a notebook with ubuntu symbol in it (after all it’s about Ubuntu). therefore I’ve reported a bug about that issue.

Because I’m not a graphic artist, and my guess is that Jono (the founder) isn’t either, I ask from you the readers to try thinking (and making if possible) a new icon, of course to forget to suggest it in the bug report, or we won’t notice you made one :P

Thanks,

Ddorda.

STOP USING UBUNTU FAVICON!

Hello all,

Yesterday I noticed that i have 18 tabs opened in my browser, from it 4 of Ubuntu-IL on the Localhost, 2 of Ubuntu-IL on www, 2 of Ubuntu-IL forums, one of PlayDeb project and 2 of Ubuntu.com. because it was so many tabs, i saw only the favicons of the sites. when I tried to find a  a page related to Ubuntu, i just saw tones of Ubuntu icons, and started to browse between the tabs.

“God damn it! why can’t they just use their own symbols?!”

well, because I don’t like to keep the things just as they are, I jumped into the #GetDeb channel on irc.freenode.net (actually I tried #PlayDeb first, but when I saw it’s not in use I’ve registered it and redirected it to #GetDeb), and asked them to change the icon of PlayDeb to their own icon, they asked me to make an favicon of it, and so I did, and from now and on PlayDeb uses PlayDeb’s Icon as the Favicon – Congratz :D

As it seems for now, I’m going to change Ubuntu-IL’s favicon too, I’ll change it to an image that combines Ubuntu symbol and the star of david, which is the symbol of the jews all over the world, and used on Israel flag (The image was made by Yaron Shahrbani).

And I use this stage, dear readers, if you have any influence in any project that related to Ubuntu and uses Ubuntu icon as a favicon, PLEASE make the project change the icon! I believe that there are many creative minds out their that can think of their own icon.

Thanks a lot!

Ddorda