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The Galaxy Icons

The new style:: Characteristic | Design | Colors | Evolution | MimeType

Behavior: Disabled icons | Selected icons
Characteristic of the Galaxy Style
Color New, clear, fresh and harmonic color palette
  Be careful with saturation, avoiding extremes

Color language - same symbolism like Andromeda style (see IconDesignGuide, Page 26)


Simple - reduce to basic elements and characterisics

Smooth look (round corners)

Straight-on perspective

rotating objects when to make exceptions

Two-part system (top-down light, buttom-up light)

Low sheen, diffuse reflection materials
Realistic effects (glassy, metallic)

24bit with alpha channel

small size (16 x 16 pixel), lagre size (26 x 26 pixel)

  High contrast version of all icons
The Galaxy Design
keep in mind:
Look good on different platforms
Make sure that Windows users feel at home
Examples of the new Galaxy Style

The Galaxy Icons in Context
See Writer icons in context: Windows | Linux | Mac
See Calc icons in context: Windows | Linux | Mac
See Impress icons in context: Windows | Linux | Mac

The Galaxy Color Palette

Here you could find the Galaxy color palette for GIMP. Thank you to Christoph Noack for creating this .gpl file :-)
Now, you could find the Galaxy colors for OpenOffice.org, too. Please find the Galaxy colors as Draw document (.odg file) or as OOo color palette (.soc file). Thank you to the creater :-)
Last change: 11/18/2008 by sts


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