[TxMt] Textmate Icon proposal - How About a Competition?

Drew McLellan lists at allinthehead.com
Thu Nov 25 18:56:38 UTC 2004

Justin French wrote:

> Ok, well I was going to do a "real" version before putting it out there, 
> but since Allan blabbed, I might as well post the mock-up a knocked up 
> for him last night, and see if people like the direction I'm headed in...

*Really* digging the key, Justin. The simplicity of it is superb.

The colour is also good - the only other app I can think of that uses an 
'ice' look is Quicksilver. The shape of the key makes your icon stand 
apart from that (in fact apart from most).

The key is also a good metaphor, both directly (editing text) but also 
indirectly. A keyboard key is pretty much the ultimate tool - it gets 
used extensively, performs its job perfectly and reliably, yet you never 
have to think about it or ever notice it's there. In use, a key is 
totally transparent. Just as a good text editor should be.

Can icons have varying degrees of alpha on OS X? It'd be cool if the key 
was slightly translucent :)


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