KompoZer 0.8 SVG icon
Alain Lorieux (“chinon37”), my colleague on Geckozone, designed the KompoZer 0.7 icon in 2006. The idea behind this icon was quite simple: a globe for the web, a calligraphy feather for the editor. This icon has given KompoZer its visual identity and I like it a lot, but it has two drawbacks:
- it’s a raster file: it’s not easy to resize, it doesn’t look so good in big sizes and it’s very difficult to tweak;
- most people rather see a leaf instead of a feather.
The upcoming KompoZer 0.8b1 release is an opportunity to refresh this icon.
Three SVG variants
I’ve truncated the top of the feather a bit so it doesn’t stick so much to the globe. Joaquín, Alain, I hope you don’t mind. ;-)
Joaquín has also proposed to tweak the feather a bit, in order to make it look more like… a feather. This is the result.
I’ve found this icon so good that I’ve submitted it on Geckozone, to get some feedback from the guys who designed the first version.
Zéfling, another Geckozone user, has used Joaquín’s work to submit another variant.
Unlike Joaquín, he didn’t try to stick to the original feather shape: he designed a new one from scratch. Here’s the result.
Pick your favorite feather
I know some fine tuning would be necessary on these SVG icons (e.g. globe color and contrast, lighting, feather shadow), but we’d better pick a feather shape first. Please let me know which of these three feathers you prefer… or submit a new one.
Joaquín: thanks again for your work and your patience. You’ve done a great job!