This document was created to shed some light on creating icons for MeeGo Netbook for graphic designers. The MeeGo netbook icons have a unique glyph like style. It aims to be simple, light and easily distinguishable.
Some practical points about the style to keep in mind:
These are used in lists, such as on the sidebar in the File manager.
The guidelines for the 16x16 are slightly different because of space constraints, here are some tips to maintain crispyness:
This is the standard and most common size used across the UI. Start making your icons in this size. Some more detailed examples:
These are used in large icon views, like the file manager. They are exactly the same as the 24x24 versions, just scaled up 200%.
This is a special case of icon size, used by the Garage application installer. This is especially useful if you're creating an application and actually want a user to install it.
The 24x24 icons can be applied on the the application tiles to create program launchers. To do this, scale the glyph icon by 133% and give it a 2.5px white stroke. Now center the glyph icon on the tile.
For the smaller tile, you can just apply the 24x24 icon without modifying its size
Some settings you may want to set in Inkscape to make your life easier:
Here you can download a zip file with all the examples from above plus some handy templates with the right default settings.
--Hbons 10:49, 21 June 2010 (UTC)