[racket] DrRacket needs work

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Mon Nov 14 15:56:00 EST 2011

Jukka Tuominen wrote at 11/14/2011 03:09 PM:
> - More professional help is needed for refined look and feel on layout details, illustrations, and icon design (metaphors and looks).

I think that *the* lowest-hanging fruit for DrRacket UI approachability 
for everyone would be to tweak some of the toolbar icons, probably by 
using off-the-shelf Free Software icons.[*]

The first two icons I'd change are Stop (make more modern look, like the 
Debug icon) and Check Syntax (looks too much like a Search/Find icon, 
and primitive look).  Some of the other icons are good, and some are 

Every other potential change to DrRacket UI that I can think of requires 
a lot of design/implementation work, and/or is debatable.  But for these 
icons, most of the work is finding and browsing through free icon sets.  
This could be delegated to a student or offspring.

[*] I'd lean torwards using the same icon on each platform, rather than 
use the host platform's standard or theme-specific icons, so that 
people's DrRacket icons look the same as in the Racket documentation.


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