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Dr Adequate
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Message 7 of 52 (610929)
04-03-2011 7:42 PM
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04-03-2011 10:14 AM


I didn't see your fish, so I don't know what was wrong with it.

Here's my version. The white bits should be transparent, but I can't remember how to do that. On a gray background it should look OK; against dark blue the feet on the lower fish get lost somewhat.

And here's a more stylish thing saying "EvC" than that pink thing. Again, the white bits should be transparent and a pale background is assumed.

P.S: ImageShack seems to have blurred both of these in converting them from .bmp to .png, which I didn't ask it to.

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Message 19 of 52 (611024)
04-04-2011 7:51 PM
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04-04-2011 7:26 PM


Re: Now something completely different.
I did a hand-of-God one too, but I decided that no-one would know what it was unless they knew what it was.

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Message 23 of 52 (611041)
04-04-2011 9:14 PM
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04-04-2011 8:03 PM


Re: Dinner calls
Wait... just have faith that is the hand of God?

I think it looks more like the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


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Message 32 of 52 (611097)
04-05-2011 12:29 PM
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04-05-2011 12:03 PM


Re: Whatcha think?
Seeing your minature version before the original, I thought it was a cute take on the vase by using two flat-faced and chinless apemen, which would be appropriate.

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How about an apple? It symbolizes the Genesis narrative, and also symbolizes evolution --- as forbidden knowledge tabooed by religious fiat.

I tried doing one by shrinking a photo, and though it's not awful, it would probably be better to do one from scratch.

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Message 36 of 52 (611115)
04-05-2011 2:34 PM
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04-05-2011 12:51 PM


Re: Whatcha think?
Looking at the 119 tabs I currently have open:

Only a couple of them have a photograph, and you wouldn't know what it was a photograph of unless someone told you.

Only half-a-dozen or so have pictures rather than symbols, and half of those wouldn't be recognizable unless you knew what they were. The others are pictures which are also simple well-recognizable symbols, such as a lightbulb to stand for a good idea.

The major and commercial sites which could afford a graphic designer almost exclusively use symbols or one or two letters rather than trying to summarize their content in a picture.

You've got a 16 by 16 canvas, you may be asking the impossible. If you really want something more expressive, what's wrong with my fish icon?


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Message 37 of 52 (611116)
04-05-2011 2:40 PM
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04-05-2011 2:16 PM


Re: God Awful Ugly
No room in 16 pixels. Whose crazy idea was that? Can we shoot him and make him die?

How much more of your browser window would you like taken up by stuff that is not the webpage you're actually trying to read?

The present system works out fine for the users, it's only frustrating for the website designer who wants his icon to be the ceiling of the Cistine chapel.


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Message 41 of 52 (611174)
04-06-2011 11:54 AM
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Re: Whatcha think?
I had tried the fish icon myself, but reduced in size it looks like an amateurish stick figure.

Surely that's what makes it ideal .. the Jesus fish and the Darwin tetrapod are stick figures.

the NOAA (National Weather Service, I don't know how they get NOAA)

"National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration". Which makes it sound like they run the weather.


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