I think we need one of these :)

Especially after I've started using BlackBox with bbIconBox, and shortcuts to the internet sites I visit the most, the FireFox icon is just looking way too bland. So, anybody up for the task of creating some decent icon representing our community?

Would be nice if it has both the default (16x16?) as well as 32x32 versions.
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Posted on 2007-03-07 03:45:58 by f0dder

I think we need one of these :)

Especially after I've started using BlackBox with bbIconBox, and shortcuts to the internet sites I visit the most, the FireFox icon is just looking way too bland. So, anybody up for the task of creating some decent icon representing our community?

Would be nice if it has both the default (16x16?) as well as 32x32 versions.


Roger, just clear your cache :)
Posted on 2007-03-07 06:47:02 by SpooK
Is that a turtle?
Posted on 2007-03-07 08:12:31 by JimmyClif
Better than nothing :) - ought to have a 32x32 version embedded as well, though, and something more "asm-ish" would be nice :)
Posted on 2007-03-07 09:50:51 by f0dder
f0dder: have you seen icon of http://x86asm.net?  ;)
pretty asmish
Posted on 2007-03-07 11:15:24 by vid

Better than nothing :) - ought to have a 32x32 version embedded as well, though, and something more "asm-ish" would be nice :)



I was thinking more "ones and zeros", but I lack artistic quality... even at that resolution :P
Posted on 2007-03-07 15:31:37 by SpooK
vid: not very pretty imho... I was thinking "ones and zeroes"-ish too, since it's a bit hard to cram some instruction mnemonics into that little space.
Posted on 2007-03-07 17:12:20 by f0dder
Ones and zeros... What more original than the site's domain-name in binary  ;) (see Binary.ico and .xcf).  Keith's avatar seemed an appropriate background

P.S: drag/drop onto firefox to see how it'll look in 16x16.
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Posted on 2007-03-08 03:47:48 by Ultrano
AC32 looks pretty decent in 32x32 mode, but not all that asm-ish. Binary.ico is a cute idea, but not all that obvious :) -  both look pretty muddy in 16x16 though :(

Pretty hard to work under those constraints... would be nice to hear other people's comments.
Posted on 2007-03-08 05:08:19 by f0dder
I now have this fuzzy green ball in my Firefox bookmarks.  Anyone know how to overide the icons on bookmarks in firefox?
Posted on 2007-03-10 09:19:21 by JimG
I use Axialis IconWorkshop 5.0 to create icons. One thing that you can do to make this task a lot easier is to create your icon with the resolution 128*128 and then let the software convert it to 16*16 or any other resolutions that you want, automatically. You wouldn't have to design it in 16*16 and the converted icon (128*128 -> 16*16) will look very good if the original icon was design good. hth.

P.S: Okay, wow. Only the Axialis IconWorkshop 5.0 was supposed to be bold!!!
Posted on 2007-03-10 13:54:33 by XCHG
It's green, it's fuzzy... its.. alive !!
Posted on 2007-03-10 21:43:48 by Homer
Wonder if it ate the turtle :)
Posted on 2007-03-10 22:08:33 by JimmyClif
Dump the cache and check out the new one.

Since I suck at graphics stuff, it took me about an hour to do it.

The icon is basically a black background with green binary numbers spelling out "ASM" in ASCII... like so...


0100
  0001
0101
  0011
0100
  1101


Reason I did it this way is to minimize the X/Y distortion.

The file is about 7KB and has 16x16, 32x32 and 48x48 versions for the adventurous ;)
Posted on 2007-03-11 00:49:04 by SpooK
maybe I can do something
in the meantime take a look at my avatar
Posted on 2007-03-11 06:23:29 by daydreamer
I did draw the icons in 128x128 (in GIMP), then resized them (in GIMP, you simply merge all layers, then duplicate the final layer into several ones - each with different size, and then save as .ico - and a dialog will ask you for specific bpp for layers).
But here I had made my common mistake - to make the 128x128 image too detailed. And somehow 2x downsizing in GIMP is buggy (the pixels get shifted down+right, due to incorrect pixel-sampling in bilinear and cubic interpolation).
Also, FireFox ignored the 16x16 image, and manually rescaled the 32x32 version - or I hadn't set priorities right.

A perfect icon is easily made in 3D, but in this case the asm-concept cannot be materialized...

Btw, FireFox still refuses to show the /favicon.ico here.
Posted on 2007-03-11 07:47:54 by Ultrano

Btw, FireFox still refuses to show the /favicon.ico here.


Have you flushed your cache?
Posted on 2007-03-11 07:59:55 by SpooK
Yeah, but now I see that it's been a time-out problem. (for a few months already browsing here has been slow for me, with often timeouts... ISP issue)
Posted on 2007-03-11 08:06:42 by Ultrano
I had to manually load the /favicon.ico from the address bar before the changes showed up in firefox. I like this new icon a lot better than any of the previous attempts :)

I would still like to encourage people to come with other suggestions, but at least this one is something I can live with :)
Posted on 2007-03-11 17:59:55 by f0dder