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#1 yardameus OFFLINE  

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:14 AM

Made a few "flat" or metro type neutral EHS collection or folder icons.  Figured I'd share...

 

Update: 

 

Here's a quick overview of the available images.

 

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And here's an up to date zip, also including a simple psd if you want to make your own.

 

https://www.dropbox....at EHS.zip?dl=0


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:41 AM

I really like these for MBT! I'd like to make a request though as I have more folders.

- Children's movies/TV

- Family movies/TV

- Standup comedy - just a mike stand perhaps

- Home movies

- Documentaries

- Music videos - MTV is nice but I think my kids are too young to get the reference! :)

- Miniseries

- Music - Sheet music iconography perhaps. Or a speaker.

- Anime


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

I'll see what I can do.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:47 PM

Here's a few, not sure what I can do with Documentaries or Anime.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

Those are fantastic. Thanks so much for the hard work. I like these because they fit in so well with the Media Browser Theater aesthetic.  :D

 

I had a think about anime, documentaries and some others.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

Try these.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:47 PM

My mind is officially blown. They are wonderful and I love them.  :wub: 

 

Thank you again for the hard work. You have saved the aesthetics of this home's entertainment.

 

Here's what the web interface looks like.

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Here's what Media Browser Theater looks like. It seems to soften the edges a bit but I think that is an artifact of scaling up their size.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

Awesome, glad I could help.  Let me know if you need tweaks or something else.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:24 PM

I just feel a bit shy asking and then you go and do all this work.  :unsure:

 

But since you're asking, the only one that isn't quite perfect is the Documentaries one. I think just the globe without the rectangle. If the globe could be tilted a bit I think even better. Like this, perhaps. Or maybe a wireframe with continents.

 

Another option is to do a simple montage with a spiral galaxy and a leaping tiger or something. But I think that might become too muddle for this style.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

That's why I asked.  I was wondering about that as well.  If I'm gonna do all this for you, it's not much more to get it right, right?

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

Fair point!  :)  And I hope I'm not the only one who will use these!

 

I like the new one. Very nice. Can you try without the circle? Just the continents?

 

I did think of colors. Having different color versions. But I don't think it would work since the general background is always black. White on black gives them a nice free floating feel without a frame. If Media Browser Theater allowed different color schemes, which I suppose it may in the future, things would of course change. But right now this is the way to go.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:08 AM

Personally, I like it better with the circle, but I'll let you judge.  Slimmed down the outline, maybe it's a little better.  For this look, I prefer monochrome.  Mainly, the "flat" effect of it is almost more about the simplicity of it.  I guess if they were all blue or all red, it may still have that effect, but varying the colors within the grouping would look cheap.  Doesn't mean another similar style with a different aesthetic wouldn't work.

 

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:52 AM

Way to be, OP! These are awesome. Have you thought about making an icon for "Collections" in general, to use with the Auto Box Sets plugin?  Not sure what the icon would show... maybe four aces, or a bunch of shot glasses?  I dunno, this is your forté, not mine.  :)



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:56 AM

As an aside to @Starlionblue, I see that your MB Theater has Movies, TV, and Folders; my MB Theater has Movies, Apps, and Folders.  How'd you get TV there?  I have live TV set up and can watch it through the web but I read that the TV functionality hadn't been added into anything else yet, just the web interface for now.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:29 AM

I love both the new globe ones, but I think I prefer the one without a circle. I'll try them out for a bit and see which one I like best.

 

As an aside to @Starlionblue, I see that your MB Theater has Movies, TV, and Folders; my MB Theater has Movies, Apps, and Folders.  How'd you get TV there?  I have live TV set up and can watch it through the web but I read that the TV functionality hadn't been added into anything else yet, just the web interface for now.

 

It came up because of my TV Shows. That's where they go.  There's no TV functionality per se.

 

Way to be, OP! These are awesome. Have you thought about making an icon for "Collections" in general, to use with the Auto Box Sets plugin?  Not sure what the icon would show... maybe four aces, or a bunch of shot glasses?  I dunno, this is your forté, not mine.   :)

 

Collections could also be something like box of reels, or like this MB icon, or a bookshelf full of movies, or a big box set.

 

Come to think about it I'm inspired by the Pirates of the Carribean chest. A closed chest?



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:07 AM

For this look, I prefer monochrome.  Mainly, the "flat" effect of it is almost more about the simplicity of it.  I guess if they were all blue or all red, it may still have that effect, but varying the colors within the grouping would look cheap. 

 

I agree that monochrome is better. I think the Windows 8 Metro look is not very stylish. If the buttons were all the same color, and a more muted color at that, it would be much nicer.

 

As I see it, and this is just my personal taste, the buttons should all be the same and muted. I really like black but if MBT and the web interface some day gain the ability to change background color to, say, a very dark blue, I would like the buttons to be in that same color.

 

Some sort of brushed metal look, perhaps with "indented" icons, might also be cool.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:13 AM

By the way, could you please do a version of the Anime one that has only one, larger, centered eye? Perhaps the one on the left (right eye).

 

Thx in advance!


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

These are really good. Going to add them to my setup tonight.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

I like the closed chest idea for a Collections icon. I'm using the Box Set icon for now. I would love to see these in different colors - blue and green especially - and if users want to mix and match, they can just mix up what they want.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:02 AM

For the chest idea, perhaps something like this







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