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New Icons and Logo

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New Icons and Logo

jsmorley » July 13th, 2018, 5:29 pm

We are looking to standardize and harmonize the icons used in the Rainmeter application, and the full logo used on the site and forums.

Here is a proposed set as a .zip file, having the icons and logo and everything used to create them.
RainmeterIconLogo.zip
All icons have the sizes: 256 / 128 / 96 / 80 / 72 / 64 / 48 / 32 / 24 / 16 included.

The new icon has the blue (#2A6D9B) and orange (#E09028) colors familiar from the forums, with a very light blue interior fill. (#F0F0FF)
1.png
Note that the logo uses the "Aller" typeface, which I cannot include as it is not open source.
https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/aller

Starting with Rainmeter 4.3, this icon will be used everywhere, including in the Windows System Tray (Notification Area). However, I have also included a version of the icon with white strokes and a transparent fill, which can be used with the [TrayMeasure] setting in Rainmeter.ini, to have an alternative version of the icon to use in the Windows System Tray. The idea here is that you might like an icon that closely matches the style used by Windows 10 for system icons in the tray.

https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/settings/traymeasure-section/

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[TrayMeasure]
Measure=Calc
Formula=1
TrayMeter=Bitmap
TrayBitmap=Icon\RainmeterWhite.ico
Note that the icon must be in a folder directly under your ..Rainmeter\Skins folder. The path in TrayBitmap is relative to the Skins folder.
tray.png
The icons and logo were created as .svg files in Inkscape, with the icons exported as .png files in the various sizes, and imported into Axialis IconWorkshop to create the 32bit Windows .ico files.

Contents:

logo.png : 254x58 logo used on the Rainmeter forums
Logo.svg : .svg source for logo on the Rainmeter forums
logo_hd.png : 254x58 copy used on some HD devices

logo_nav.png : 254x58 logo used on the Rainmeter main site
logo_nav.svg : .svg source for logo on the Rainmeter main site

Rainmeter.ico : Icon used by the application. Will appear in any Windows Explorer window and the Start Menu in Windows 7
Rainmeter.svg : .svg source for the Rainmeter icon

Images used to create Rainmeter.ico in the following sizes
Rainmeter_256.png
Rainmeter_128.png
Rainmeter_96.png
Rainmeter_80.png
Rainmeter_72.png
Rainmeter_64.png
Rainmeter_48.png
Rainmeter_32.png
Rainmeter_24.png
Rainmeter_16.png

Icons and .svg source for images used in the Windows 10 Start Menu "tiles"
Rainmeter_600.png
Rainmeter_600Page.svg
Rainmeter_176.png
Rainmeter_176Page.svg

Tray.ico : Copy of Rainmeter.ico used by the application. Will appear in the Windows Notification Area (System Tray)

RainmeterWhite.ico : Version of the icon with white outline and transparent fill for use with [TrayMeasure]

favicon.ico : 32px and 16px icon used by our sites for the tab image in your browser

Icon, .svg source, and images used to create the icon for the SkinInstaller.exe application.
Rainstaller.ico
Rainstaller.svg

Rainstaller_256.png
Rainstaller_128.png
Rainstaller_96.png
Rainstaller_80.png
Rainstaller_72.png
Rainstaller_64.png
Rainstaller_48.png
Rainstaller_32.png
Rainstaller_24.png
Rainstaller_16.png

Rainstaller_600.png
Rainstaller_600Page.svg
Rainstaller_176.png
Rainstaller_176Page.svg

Shape meter code for icon

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1

[RainmeterIcon]
Meter=Shape
X=0
Y=0
Shape = Path Path1 | Fill Color 240, 240, 255 | Stroke Color 42, 109, 155 | StrokeWidth 7.34580088
Shape2 = Path Path2 | Fill Color 224, 144, 40 | StrokeWidth 0
Path1 = 82.028111, 87.842955 | CurveTo 42.850506, 124.3271, 82.028111, 107.92148, 64.398189, 124.3271 | CurveTo 3.6729004, 87.842955, 21.302823, 124.3271, 3.6729004, 107.92148 | CurveTo 42.850506, 6.7942841, 3.6729004, 67.764432, 42.850506, 6.7942841 | CurveTo 82.028111, 87.842955, 42.850506, 6.7942841, 82.028111, 67.764432 | ClosePath 1
Path2 = 43.160479, 83.18746 | CurveTo 15.780695, 83.11924, 22.648975, 69.11508, 15.780695, 83.11924 | CurveTo 15.104515, 86.138115, 15.309166, 84.058751, 15.104515, 85.23022 | CurveTo 43.396242, 111.559148, 15.104515, 100.210478, 27.835791, 111.559148 | CurveTo 71.68797, 86.138115, 58.956693, 111.559148, 71.68797, 100.210478 | CurveTo 71.452219, 83.187458, 71.68797, 85.23022, 71.452219, 84.322326 | CurveTo 43.160491, 83.187458, 71.452219, 83.187458, 63.436229, 97.259817 | ClosePath 1
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Re: New Icons and Logo

jsmorley » July 16th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Updated files in the first post with a new proposed set.
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Re: New Icons and Logo

kyriakos876 » July 16th, 2018, 2:26 pm

I like it. It's following the flat-design trend that's going on in many platforms right now.