[racket] DrRacket needs work

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 14 17:45:37 EST 2011

I've looked through iconfinder.com on more than one occasion for a
reasonable check syntax icon, but not found one. Any specific


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> 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 arguable.
> 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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