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Songbird Icon Files, 1.1 by Talyma Songbird Icon Files, 1.1 by Talyma
These are the files for the custom Songbird icon, which include an Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, and a .ICO file. Since I don't have any programming experience, I have no way to make an extension that integrates these into Songbird: instead, I hacked the .exe file using the instructions at [link]
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KurtFelton Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Anyway you can make a icon exactly like this without the shadow underneath?

Talyma Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I tilted the record in order to match the tilt of the envelope in the Thunderbird icon and the calendar in the Sunbird icon: it also helped make the icon fit into the small space I had to work with. Still, I'll play around in Illustrator and make a mock-up with the album face-on instead of tilted.

As for the wing, you're correct, I originally had the wing much lower to show more of the record. The only difficulty with moving the wing downwards is that then it touches the tail, and yellow-on-yellow is difficult to see at smaller icon sizes. Already, the bird is difficult to make out at the smallest size. (Even the official Mozilla icons are hard to make out at small sizes!) I'll try it again next time I play around. If I change the shading on the tail, it might work out.

You're right about the gap! I'll play around and remove that next time I work on it. As for the color, indeed I did choose yellow in order to contrast with the existing Mozilla icons. Thanks for your comments! I'm afraid I hadn't worked on this lately, since I'd lost interest in Songbird while they were fixing some major bugs. I've heard they've gotten some of them fixed up, so I'll try the program again soon.
Redmage777 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Nice, It goes well with the other Mozilla-style icons (Mascot animal + purpose of program in circle form) This fits in just fine with Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird.

I don't know if you planed that way, but it does balance wonderfully with those Icons Firefox is Red-orange and at the bottom. Thunder bird is Blue, and at the top. Sun Bird Green and on the left. Your song bird is yellow and positioned on the right.

Now for some constructive criticism; The Gap between the record and bird could be closed up a bit, and maybe move the wing of the bird to reveal more of the record. Using a fully round record could also help boost its appeal a bit.

My criticisms are minor at best, really just my own personal taste. You're done a great job, This icon is my favorite songbird icon so far.
schwadegan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
I really like this icon, and this is by far the best custom icon for songbird out there! If I can't have the farting Koshi bird, I'll surely use your design!
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Submitted on
January 12, 2009
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