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MacSword rename

Hi.

MacSword will get renamed to "Eloquent" in the next release (2.3).
There are more reasons but one of the main one is that Apple doesn't allow a name containing "Mac" in the AppStore.

The most urgent graphics need would be for the macsword.com home page.
Anyone good at graphics?



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Re: MacSword rename

I'm not sure I like the idea of MS being in the App store. Will it be still be able to make use of the sword:// url scheme? How about the comand-f-key sequence? (not, I think, that it's working at the moment) I can probably live without the fkey, but the sword:// url is a lifeline for me. :-) Thanks for listening.

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Re: MacSword rename

Apple didn't list any of those reasons. So I guess they are not a problem.

There will be only one change. That is the version for the AppStore will not use Sparkle updater but the AppStore automatic updater.



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Re: MacSword rename

By that, do you mean eye candy for macsword dot com, or a flashy new icon and screenshots for the App Store?
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Re: MacSword rename

Eventually all of it. :)
But for now a new symbol/icon for the web page would be enough.
There will be a new domain as well.


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Re: MacSword rename

Apple didn't list any of those reasons. So I guess they are not a problem.

There will be only one change. That is the version for the AppStore will not use Sparkle updater but the AppStore automatic updater.


Well, that'll be a relief. :-)

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Re: MacSword rename

What about something like this:
http://dagyo.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/eloquent.png
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That's actually not bad. I'm wondering how it looks as app icon.
Have to try.


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Re: MacSword rename

Just copy paste it over the current icon to try it out. I just mocked it up using Pixelmator, if you want anything more fancy I'll go use photoshop at work. Any changes? Colors/concepts? I'm not a real designer but I can do basic stuff like this.
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Re: MacSword rename

Just copy paste it over the current icon to try it out. I just mocked it up using Pixelmator, if you want anything more fancy I'll go use photoshop at work. Any changes? Colors/concepts? I'm not a real designer but I can do basic stuff like this.


I just had to try it! ;) It looks gorgeous, IMO, and I particularly love the sword. But it seems that you might want to change a couple. I'm looking at when the icon is fairly small (like in the Finder or on a crowded Dock). The contrast could maybe be a bit greater (so the "E" stands out a bit more), and the wonderful litle sword.... well, it's just that--little--maybe too little. At least I can't really see it on the Dock. In fact, right now, on my Dock, it looks like an accent "accute" (like in "fiancé").

Again, I don't want to sound like I'm complaining! If this icon were used as it is, I'd be happy, but if you are like me, you want to make things as perfect as you can, so I thought I'd share my thoughts. But honestly, as a user, I like this design. :)

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