Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of Guidelines/CommonMistakes


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Timestamp:
06/20/08 20:36:30 (6 years ago)
Author:
mso
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add comment on line width

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  • Guidelines/CommonMistakes

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    2929 * Leave the grid Origin X/Y to 0.0 px, draw the lines '''on''' the grid lines and when you are finished, '''move''' the resultant icon by '''half a pixel both in x and y direction''' 
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     31=== Thick or Thin Lines? === 
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     33We use lines to better distinguish the shape of the icon, therefore they need to be 
     34 
     35 * crips, 
     36 * subtle but 
     37 * contrast with fills 
     38 
     39Thinner lines than the actual pixel makes it easier to fit in the pixel grid. Because it's thinner than 1 px, it also makes it look slightly subtle than 1 px wide lines. However too thin lines are in too small contrast with the fills. We found that lines about 0.75 px pixels seems to be optimal in achieving these three goals, and even though it's not a hard rule to use such line width, we recommend it. 
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    3141Now you know everything you need to be able to create crisp icons :-)