I made a huge thumbnail pack ...
@Steffie I think I do recall your disinterest in custom thumbs. No problem, the thumbs are always there if you want. They're sized to 440 x 360, which is the same as the stock thumbnails that Vivaldi makes. But yes, I can't wait to see what automatic-generated thumbs bring. I remember them from when I first tried Opera.
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@ugly Wow, these look great! I'll have to look at them all and check to see how they compare to the official logos, but I'll let you know when I'm done that. With 41 great thumbs, I don't know how long that'll take, but I'll check it out. Thanks!
@ugly Done! I took some time to try to finish looking at as many of them as possible. Almost 10 of them I didn't include because they were either already covered by Vivaldi's stock thumbs, like ARS Technica, or I couldn't tell what that website was by the thumbnail. So without further ado, look for the following:
sd_protonmail (1,2,3 and so on, as these were done a long time ago)
A lot of these I either edited or created entirely new ones for them whenever the resolution was low. There's also a bunch I had already made like NHL, Linux Mint, Protonmail(about 8 of them I believe), Private Internet Access, and LifeHacker.
Good job on these, by the way! You're really good at making thumbnails, so thanks for the contributions!
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@D0J0P I just build off what you had done. I got the proper sizing from the original icons you made, and tried to get things close to the general look you had been doing. I wouldn't have been able to do any if you hadn't started things off.
It's not that difficult to do once you get the hang of it. I usually grab the logo from the website, if it scales well. Sometimes a Twitter feed is a good source. I try to pull a colour from the page, usually the colour that is under the logo icon. Sometimes I'll use the colour that Vivaldi changes the tab colour to.
As a personal preference, I tried to avoid using a white background or a black background to get more variety. Sometimes it led to getting some funky colour combinations.
Thank you very much for these excellent graphics - they make my Speed Dial look so much better. Is there any chance you could do one for Pinboard, or have I missed one?
@ugly Looks good! And that's pretty much how I do it as well. I usually get the logo from the site's FB page, Twitter page, sometimes G+ page, and if it looks good, then the Google Play Store as well, which is usually easy to scale.
I try to get a non-white background as well if I can help it, but sometimes I'll have to go with it. If there was no color that came in the picture's background, I'll do the same by picking a background color from the site, to try to make everything look as official as possible. Sometimes I'll have no choice but to go with white though.
You also did a pretty good job of scaling everything! Thanks again!
@SallyK Thanks, SallyK! Do you use a lot of my thumbs?
I created one for Pinboard now. Look for: sd_pinboard
Any other sites you would like thumbs for?
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Hey Guys! I've been looking a bit at V's stock thumbnails, and I love the way they look, but noticed that a few of the colors in some of them aren't the official colors used on the websites. Maybe they used to be used by the website, but not anymore. I still like the way they look, but just in case you want only the official hex colors of the website, I've created alternatives that look identical to V's stock thumbs, but with the "official" hex colors of the website's. It could be that the stock's colors are intentionally changed to be more faded, so if you don't like the more saturated colors, you can keep the old ones. Here are the differences of the few that I've created so far:
Alternatives with "official" hex colors as seen on the website or given as logos in the "press" section of the website:
Also, another alternative official YouTube thumbnail, provided by YouTube's official branding site:
Both of those logos are taken from that site. The one on the left is just V's stock thumb modified with the official hex code given by YouTube, but it's still one of the official logos on that site.
So if you're interested, you can look for the following:
@SallyK Done! Look for the following:
If you'd like, you can also show off pictures of your Startpage!
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After going through V's stock thumbs again, I found another thumbnail that used an outdated version of a logo for Tripadvisor(first time after Facebook). Now when you need to prepare some travel plans, you can keep a current Tripadvisor thumb that looks like V's stock thumb, but uses the current version:
(left: V's stock thumb with the outdated logo | right: the most current, official version of the logo)
If anyone finds any outdated or inaccurate thumbs of the official logos in mine or V's stock thumbs, let me know and I'll recreate it into the most current and official logo.
Thank you, that's great.
@SallyK You're welcome!
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@D0J0P Devs forgot to include "squircle" in new snapshot speeddial resources
I wonder if you could remedy that (black and red ?? ) - but I don't know where it could be sourced from.
@TbGbe Yep, I looked in their SD thumbnail resources just to see if they had squircle icons as their thumbnails, but they didn't. I think that's mostly okay though because they've had the V in there without the rest of the icon in there the whole time. And the only squircle I can find is their 128 x 128 icon in the resources folder, and I think that's a bit small to make a thumbnail out of. So maybe they can update theirs and we can have new thumbnails.
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And the only squircle I can find is their 128 x 128 icon in the resources folder, and I think that's a bit small to make a thumbnail out of. So maybe they can update theirs and we can have new thumbnails.
That is what I thought (my comment on sources). Thanks for checking anyway.
@TbGbe No problem. It'd be nice if I could make a new thumbnail, but the size of the new one is too small, and I'd prefer if the Vivaldi team made thumbnails for their websites. Hopefully that'll happen soon!
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I keep checking in at this thread every so often, to see how it's going. Gotta say, i find it amaaaaaaaaaaaazing... the impressive passion that so many have for this topic / feature [this is not a negative comment; i am not being sarcastic or mean].
For me, this is a totemic illustration of why V is so fabbo -- yeah sure i personally rate this feature low on my list of concerns [or antithetically, high on my list of "meh"] but that's not the point, or even slightly important. The only important thing is that V is truly delivering on its founders' vision; a browser for our friends - so that a wide cross-section of the browsing community will feel right at home with V as their browser, coz it does / they can get it to do, just what they want, how they want. This is simply a lovely thing.
Oh, & of course this thread also illustrates another lovely thing - we V users bring great passion & talent along for the ride.
Tis just marvellous.
@Steffie Thanks Steffie! I was also surprised at how much people really liked and cared about thumbnails, and more importantly, the kind of style they're in. It seems more people liked V's stock thumbs than I thought, and would like to have other websites keep that style to blend in perfectly, and also represent the webpage in an accurate and beautiful way.
And one of the reasons why V is delivering on the vision of a browser for our friends is that it allows us, the friends, to contribute to the project in our own way and add our own personality and expression to the project. That makes it a richer experience for all of us.
Thanks for appreciating the project and the thumbnail creations!