New Default Theme for Phoenix
Tuesday December 24th, 2002
Arvid Axelsson's Qute is now the default theme in Phoenix, replacing the previous Orbit-derived skin. The transition to the new theme is mostly complete but a few changes still need to be made. The new default theme isn't in the latest builds yet, but here's a screenshot of Qute in the most recent nightly to give you an idea of what it will look like. Follow the thread in the Phoenix Themes forum for more details.
Update! The latest Windows nightly now features the new default theme.
Another Update! The latest Linux builds now also feature Qute as the default theme.
#16 Re: stange UI Usability issues with icons
Tuesday December 24th, 2002 4:15 PM
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"I don't get what the red star has to do with bookmarks. Everyone is used to the bookmarks icon looking like, well, little bookmarks. A big red commie star just doesn't make any sense from a UI perspective."
It's something like Star == Best. People bookmark sites they think are the best (usually). IE's Favorites icon is a blue star on a yellow folder (or just a yellow star in Windows XP) so there's a precedent there.
"Also, what is with the weird sicle icon for the throbber. It also doesn't fit and doesn't convey activity."
I don't like the throbber much either.