Drosera needs a cool icon. The plain application icon just doesn't do anything for me.
I suppose people could pitch ideas for icons in this bug as well. My initial thought was a drosera plant with icons of various WebKit-based applications "caught" like bugs in it, but that probably wouldn't scale down very well. Maybe just the plant by itself would be cool enough, or a close-up of one "leaf" of the plant with the sticky tendrils visible.
Perhaps Niels can be of assistance here? :)
I have played with some ideas for an icon. But I have lost my skills in illustration.
Example images (accidentally posted to Bug 9932):
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I didn't have much time, but I managed to create the attached icon. If you guys are interested I will attach the original psd, which can be used to create multiple sizes with transparency.
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Proposal in various sizes
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Some more pixelpushing for 32x32 and 64x64
I like the illustration style of this! However, it immediately says venus fly-trap to me.
Digging around google images I found another drosera picute that shows the unique look of a drosera plant.
They really don't have 2 sides like a venus fly-trap, but they do curl or contract the sticky tentacles around prey.
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> They really don't have 2 sides like a venus fly-trap, but they do curl or
> contract the sticky tentacles around prey.
The interesting thing is what the "prey" should be (if it's part of the icon). Should it be a real insect (like a fly), or should it be something abstract like a WebKit icon? :) The tentacles could represent the "attached" relationship that Drosera has with its "prey".... Okay, I'll stop the analogy there.
> The interesting thing is what the "prey" should be (if it's part of the icon).
> Should it be a real insect (like a fly), or should it be something abstract
> like a WebKit icon? :) The tentacles could represent the "attached"
Just a comment from a user... take it as you wish.
But shouldn't the "pray" rappresent the bugs in the code? In the end Drosera kills the bug, not the program itself. :) I wouldn't put the webkit icon, but that's just an opinion.
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> But shouldn't the "pray" rappresent the bugs in the code? In the end Drosera
> kills the bug, not the program itself. :) I wouldn't put the webkit icon, but
> that's just an opinion.
Good point. I guess it wasn't a very good analogy after all. :)
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Added a second proposal. This time a real drosera. The last was indeed a combination of a flytrap and a drosera. Regarding the pray: I think this will become to much detail.
This looks great!
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OS X icon file of second proposal
Added icon file which can be dropped in the Drosera package.
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OS X icon file of second proposal
This is great, I am going to land this. We might consider adding a bug to the icon at some point. Can we get a large version of this 512x512 or larger?
Landed in r15753.
I created the icon at ~1200x1200, so I can create 512x512 without any problem. I'll attach it to this bug. I'll also add the original Photoshop file to this bug.
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PNG of 512 x 512 pixel version
The original Photoshop document at 1024 x 1024 pixels:
Closing since Drosera has been replaced by the new Web Inspector debugger. Moving to the New Bugs component so the Drosera component can be closed and removed.