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Right per Heavy/Josh conversation in IRC, the useful icons we shall need shall be:

  • Exec Office Icons
    • (HC,MOJ,IO,RO,HO,LO), possibly FC,XO as well?
  • Fleet Icons (Past and present)
  • Platform icons
    • D6,EAW,Flightsim,JO/JA,writing,etc (simplified. Maybe a ship for flightsims,the characters "D6", a pen for writing, etc)
  • Special Project icons
    • Unknown examples right now, but it's possible. Maybe proposals?
    • Have a wrench in the background with the Office/division that needs one

More to come! Platform specific icons should be very simple. This way if somone wants to link their ABG sheet, they can add the ABG fleet icon, and the D6 platform icon. this way when we no longer have fleets, we'll still know what it's for and what fleet it used to have for historical purposes.

Joshua Hawkins 01:33, 27 May 2010 (EDT)

They look alright. The LO icon jumped out at me right away, although I was originally thinking black bkg's like the original LO icons. These however would give the icons more variety and be seen better. It's your choice if you want to keep making them or get TJ to work on them.

HeavyD (Talk) 12:38, 27 May 2010 (EDT)

Yeah, I really don't know. I mean I want some color there, cause black and white is beginning to wear on me, but at the same time, you want everything to look uniform as well. I'll email TJ, and see what he can do.

or, let's try this one: Lo2.png. I kinda like this. The Complete office set: Ho2.pngIo.pngRo.pngOo.pngTo.pngCoj.pngHc.png

Now the fleets:Pbf.pngR2f.pngPsg.pngIbg.pngRgf.pngVsg.pngAbg.pngRf.pngAf.pngVf.png

Joshua Hawkins 02:00, 28 May 2010 (EDT)

Very cool. These are looking pretty sweet. I was originally thinking different colour text for each icon, but just a separate colour b/w feets and offices is just as cool, if not a bit more uniform as well. Just need one more now for HC. Either office colour or a stand-alone colour.

Oh, and a thought for project icons... think you could add in a wrench behind the letters on the LO and IO icons? (or whatever groups you feel could use them)

HeavyD (Talk) 03:20, 28 May 2010 (EDT)

Lo3.pngLoP.pngLo5.pngIop.png How's this for a project's Icons?

Dice.pngXwing1.pngStorm.pngPen1.png Platform specific Icons? Raven doesn't mind the Dice Icon

Joshua Hawkins 04:12, 28 May 2010 (EDT)

The project icons are all cool, all of those are good. I'm slightly preferential to either of the 30px ones, but they're all good.

As for the platform specific icons, those are also good. The only one I was unsure of what it was at first was the pen. Maybe you could have the "ink line" a bit more swoopy or bolded, or maybe use a quill-pen instead? (Just beat me over the head if I'm asking for stuff outside of your abilities). Also, I would however like to see different icons for each flight sim, as although we are moving towards a single fleet/pc for all flight sims, pages will have info/whatever that is specific to a individual game as oppose to flight sims in general. I'm thinking the X-wing you have there is good for XW, a TF for TIE, both an X-wing and TF for XvT, unsure for XWA atm, and then also an Icon for EaW, probably a quarter image of the DS, since it was always a prominent part of any ads and logos for the game anyway. If you can think of reasons for having diff icons for the different fps games, you can make those too.

Awesome stuff Josh!

HeavyD (Talk) 13:35, 30 May 2010 (EDT)

Something I just thought of when looking at the Eras and Eraicon template pages: where would we have these icons link to? Would they go to the unit page, or to a page about the game, or some sort of OO related page (i.e. competition, RS TOD, etc. page)?
HeavyD (Talk) 14:25, 30 May 2010 (EDT)

I was thinking the project and platform icons we can have link to a category. I really don't want to have 1000 different icons either. I thought about making individual icons for the flight sims, but I figure it's easier just to have that link to a page detailing all 4 flightsims then let someone choose from there. Easier than figuring out what little ship icon goes where. The Pen, is a pain. You know there's over 10000+ pen images out there? You think I could find one that doesn't suck? gah. That icon bugs the hell out of me as well, so I'll be looking anyway. As for the project Icons, I'm ok with either of the three. I kinda like the 45px one, but it doesn't matter to me. Whatever is easier I guess.

Joshua Hawkins 20:46, 30 May 2010 (EDT)

Ok, I guess we can slow down on icons for a bit here, and work with what we have so far. There isn't much in the way of platform specific pages on the wiki yet as it is anyway (other than a few half-baked game info pages) so I suppose they aren't quite that... "important" yet as it is. As for the project icons, if you like the 45px one then we can go with that one.

HeavyD (Talk) 16:34, 31 May 2010 (EDT)