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I'm about to start work on the next round of icons for Tap and this is the list of icons that I have planned so far (icons that are just recolours have an asterisk next to them):
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
  • Blender
  • Firefox*
  • Chrome*
  • Chromium*
  • Opera*
  • Pidgin*
  • Thunderbird*
  • VLC*
  • Spotify
  • Dropbox
  • Libre Office
What I want to know is what other icons people want adding, and so I'll take the most popular ones and implement them.
I'm about to start work on the next round of icons for Tap and this is the list of icons that I have planned so far (icons that are just recolours have an asterisk next to them):
  • Inkscape
  • GIMP
  • Blender
  • Firefox*
  • Chrome*
  • Chromium*
  • Opera*
  • Pidgin*
  • Thunderbird*
  • VLC*
  • Spotify
  • Dropbox
  • Libre Office
What I want to know is what other icons people want adding, and so I'll take the most popular ones and implement them.
Just announcing that since I have many exams coming up (seven) that I won't be posting anything until at least May 25th. Bye until then!
Nearly finished with my January exams, with just a Chemistry ISA to go. I am not looking forward to the summer where I have seven AS exams. I have been working on a few things; Tap, Tablet concepts, a possible design for a portfolio website.

Also I have started a new project at school, called extended project, where I have to write a 5000-6000 word dissertation on a subject of my choosing, ideally a question. With the rise of eBooks and tablet PCs, and my interest in printing in general I decided on the question "What is the future of the written word?". I hope to write on the history of publishing, from printing presses to interactive eBooks, like Al Gore's Our Choice, made by Push Pop Press. I will then try and predict what will happen in the future to magazines, textbooks, newspapers and books.

Since I have started the project a term late, I need to do my research quickly, and so I would like to ask if anyone knows of any resources about the history of printing.
Over the past few days I have released quite a few deviations, the latest of which: spiceofdesign.deviantart.com/a… was a response to the ugly Ubuntu TV concept, which was not bad in features, just in appearance. I'm in the mood for redesigning things that are functional, but do not currently look that great, so send me ideas (ideally with pictures) for me to take a shot at.
Sorry there have been few updates recently, but I have been away and busy lots recently. I have also been experimenting a bit with my computer recently, with a brief stunt on Ubuntu 11.10, then 2 weeks on Fedora 15, before deciding I liked things how they were before. In this time I haven't designed at all, also being absent from #elementary-dev, but I should be releasing some new deviations soon.
I am looking for someone who can animate some of my upcoming Tablet concepts, since some of my ideas don't translate well without movement. One thing I want to show in particular is certain gestures (for example the swipe the strip at the top of the screen to bring down the notifications bar mentioned in the concept). send me a note here or email at spiceofdesign@gmail.com
In light of Windows 8 previews I am starting again with my tablet user interface designs. Also due to my increased work load at sixth form I may not be able to post as much work as I have over the summer, but watch out for results over the next few days!
Since Tap is probably one of my most popular deviations, I have decided to restart developing it. There are quite a few icons already, and some extras I've worked on since the last release. In terms of icons, I will definitely be shipping all the applications Ubuntu Comes with by default and all the projects Elementary are working on. I will also work on some mimes and categories to go with them, although I have no plans to develop any actions (I used the same colour scheme as the Elementary set, and so they will match up reasonably). I will also make some extra Icons if there is demand for them.
Had some time today so I decided to work on some template ideas for Libre Office, the new OpenOffice fork. I liked the idea of the page with the corner cut off, so I incorporated that, along with the bright green colour and the font "Vegur" which they use for their branding. I hope to make some more concepts since I'm on study leave at the moment, and so I have lots of time between revising and exams.
Well today upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. I say today, but I actually started yesterday. And I already hate it. So I have decided to jump ship to Elementary Jupiter, so I can have a computer I actually use.
It's been a while, but anyway I have a week off this week, and so want to work on the Tap Icon set. What I want to know is what applications you really want icons for. So far I have done:

- Address Book
- Adobe Reader
- Default/Generic Application Icon
- Banshee
- Bluetooth
- Calculator
- Calendar
- Chrome/ium
- Docky
- Empathy
- Firefox
- GIMP
- Gnome DO
- Gwibber
- Inkscape
- Libre Office Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer
- Mail (Generic)
- Midori
- Pidgin
- Spotify
- Terminal
- Totem
- Web Browser (Generic)

Ones that will be done, but have not been done yet are:

- Postler
- Open Office Suite
- Abiword
- Gnumeric
- VLC
- Wine
- Ubuntu Default Games (Quadrapassel, Solitaire, etc.)
- Generic Text Editor
- Blender
- Shotwell
- Simple Scan
- X-Chat
- Dropbox
- Ubuntu One
- Transmission
- PiTIVi
- Rhythmbox
- Brasero
- Handbrake
- XBMC
- All Administration Icons

Its a fairly hefty list, but if you think I have missed any major ones off, or would like to request any then please say!
I have just uploaded a new concept of a shutdown concept. Rather than using a standard dialogue box. This could be an interesting way of incorporation data into the indicators. For example network, time and data and sound preferences could be displayed in this manner, allowing developers the ability to include more information. More mock ups are on their way!
I haven't posted in a while, so I'm going for a cliché when I say I'm sorry. Yesterday I posted Ubuntu and Kubuntu homepages, which were immediately popular. It is safe to say you will see the elementary on later today. I would like some help developing the next version. So I want suggestions for oses/themes to do, feature requests and ideas for quick access links for put in the top right hand corner.
I'd just like to use this journal page to thanks you for all visiting my page! Also I may be uploading a special deviation later today!
I have just released the first of my promised concepts. I had a few ideas about how a browser how look and and feel, and after seeing seahorsepip's Firefox theme here, I decided that Midori needed some love, since it so often gets overlooked, even though DanRabbit wants to include it in Elementary OS. I hope you enjoy, and other concepts should be on their way soon!
Currently I am working on:
- Midori Concepts
- Smart folders concept
- Office suite concepts
- Gimp node effects concepts (like blender)
- Desktop Publishing concepts.

Hopefully I will be able to show you the concepts in the next few weeks!
Finally decided (and worked out how) to write a journal post. I decided to do it because I have just hit 100 comments. Of course, if you are reading this 1000 years into the future I will hopefully have a few more by then.
  • Listening to: Jesse Ruben
  • Watching: TBBT Season 3
  • Eating: Birthday Cake
  • Drinking: Water