Is this with the edge snap on Ubuntu 18.04? I don’t think I have this on 18.10 unless I’m misunderstanding you? The inconsistency may have been created by the following reasoning given earlier in the thread in mpt’s theme review:
Nope. Since it is part of the Suru design language even a sheet of paper should have rounded corners. In real life there are also sheets of paper with round corners available Here I tend to disagree with @mpt and I like the simplicity ot the icon a lot.
I mean another thing:
See the screenshot below. The .png icon is horizontally orientated and looks more like a squircle for an app.
The text file is vertically orientated and looks rather different. It is because it is a file and not an app. In my eyes the png should be rotated to look like the text file below it, like a sheet of paper with a drawing on it.
That looks great and it’s the sort of thing I was trying first - the problem I found was the 48x48 version. In Suru it’s not the same as the full size version because it has more of a border and thicker highlight, and it’s smaller than the small icon you have shown. I struggled to get the Firefox logo to look good at the small size required and on a not-completely-flat squircle. It would be easier on Ubuntu Touch IMO because the masked phone icons didn’t have detail on the edge. But if we could make the normal icon work (and look professional) on a 48x48 squircle then I agree it would be much better than using the glyph version of the icon.
I’ll certainly have a go at doing that colour background (with the full logo) when I get home, fingers crossed!
Don’t worry, I can make it When I said that this was the sort of thing I was trying first, I mean putting it on a squircle - I didn’t try that shade and it works better than any of the ones I tried! Because it’s dark, the Suru border is less bold and the icon feels less crowded-in. Darker seems to help preserve the detail at the smaller size. Also, that particular shade squircle is clearly acceptable for the trademark because it’s used on iOS and Android. So I think this is a better bet than the glyph icon, which resulted in an icon that just didn’t look “Firefox” enough (e.g., @madsrh).
Okay - this approach (using the Suru template and exporting from there, for the most faithful recreation of the eventual output) gives this look for the launcher:
Recreating it through the Suru template means the standard highlight is too bright, IMO. This is because a background this dark is unusual for Suru. So we could perhaps make the highlight more subtle for just this one icon?
Or would people prefer to keep the bright highlight, because it makes the squircle more defined on the dark launcher?
The colour stands out a bit compared to the rest of the (Suru) colours, but I guess that’s permissible for such a famous third party app?
Note: the colour going a bit naff on the Firefox itself is a result of the upload, it looks like a normal Firefox logo on my computer