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Flat Balloons 2.0

Flat Balloons 2.0

Submitted By jussi edlund (jussi)


Flattened balloons.


1.1: Increased the white border width, increased contrast, general tweaking of pretty much everything.
1.2: Swapped the colour schemes for the Online and Away
1.3: Added Invisible and Alert / New message icons, minor tweaks (added a minor texture feel, updated the loading animation, tried to fix support for the Occupied icon, failed miserably)
1.3.1: Fixed it so the Away-icon is now the blue one, as reflected in the screen shot.

2.0 Major tweaks, re-thought the alert icon (it's now a badge overlaying whatever status you have) and redesigned the invisible icon, included a 512px icon for Leopard.



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# by Fruzion on 05/01/07 at 22:25:33

i love it!!! very well done and very classy

# by m2e on 05/02/07 at 01:55:01

Very sexy! 5 ducks

# by dcentity2000 on 05/02/07 at 11:28:13


# by mathuaerknedam on 05/02/07 at 12:20:17


# by mathuaerknedam on 05/02/07 at 13:02:39

That said, after using it a bit I have a few more comments.

The highlight arc looks out of place when the balloon is flat, and the "hi" text for the online state is a little out of place when the other states use icons in place of text.

I still like it though.

# by jussi on 05/02/07 at 13:06:59

yeah, i'm gonna do some brushing up on it when i find some time. i thought the highlight arc gave it a bit of a folded feeling, so i'm not sure i'll remove it, but i might have a look at it too. also, i think i should increase the width of the white area, so it'll look better in smaller sizes. consider this a beta. ;)

# by doubleback on 05/04/07 at 02:05:02

it looks nice. it kinda matches iconfactory's stickers

# by icemonkey004 on 05/05/07 at 12:41:27

I think this is only problems being the color scheme. while I like the bolder colors, at first site green should be available color since thats just usually the case with standard color. green available, red/pink away.

# by jussi on 05/07/07 at 18:47:34

good point! had already fixed that but not bothered to upload.

# by tilc on 05/10/07 at 07:05:19

cool stuff :P

# by zyxpink on 05/14/07 at 23:06:09


# by akatsuki on 06/17/07 at 12:50:08

I really like it, but your online "hi" icon looks more like a message icon (i.e. I feel like someone messaged me.) It would be better if that was the message icon and there was a different online icon. Also, occupied is a bit too purple for me personally, but I may have to give it a bit more time to get used to it.

# by ac2600 on 06/19/07 at 17:59:21

how come whenever i set my status as "away" the blue "not available" bubble is displayed, instead of the yellow "away" bubble?

# by Nahuel006 on 07/14/07 at 19:31:33

Hi dude, I have the same problem than ac2600. the two last Icons Status (Occupied.png and Away.png) are impossible to use. I've try to change the code, i think there is a mistake but i can't fix it. Oh, i forgot, i run Adium 1.05 in French...

Can somebody help us 'cause these icons are great

# by marforic on 07/17/07 at 21:56:01

From my understanding of the code of Adium the only supported states are:
Offline - Connecting - Available - Alert (when a message is received, not supported by this icons) - Away - Invisible
If you don't like the blue icon, you can change it downloading this set:
CTRL-Click (aka right click) -> Show Package Contents
DOUBLE-Click (aka open) IconPack.plist
In the editor expand State, expand Away and change the Image string to the one that you prefer among the three proposed: Away.png, Occupied.png, NotAvailable.png

As I said the other are not supported.

So, finally, GREAT set, but some icons are not displayable and some that can be displayable (Invisible, Alert) are not present!

If modifications that reflect the actual possibilities of Adium are made, I'll give it a 5 ducks!!! - Keep the good working up!

# by jussi on 11/06/07 at 08:49:47

Yeah, I think I was a bit ahead of the Adium developers here. I made the icons so that if the developers include it in future versions, it's easily fixed. Does anyone know _exactly_ what states are available, and how to use them? If so, tell me and I'll fix it in the next version.


# by thechiman on 08/31/07 at 19:33:52

I love this dock icon set! There are a few things though. My computer won't use the yellow away icon. Instead, it will use the blue unavailable icon. However, it did use the yellow for a session, then it went back to the blue after I restarted Addium. What I would change? Make the away message icon red and turn the unavailable icon into a an "idle" icon and make it yellow. Also, the green available icon with the "hi" text looks out of place. I'm not sure what you would change it to though. Maybe an ellipsis or something like that. Anyway, love the set! Keep it up! :)

# by harviedanger on 09/14/07 at 05:14:09

Too bad Adium can't use the Occupied and Away images. :( As marforic said, it would be great if Invisible and Message Received icons were introduced instead of the unfortunately useless Away/Occupied icons?

# by jussi on 11/06/07 at 08:50:33

Noted. I'll see what I can do about it.


# by ddamato on 10/07/07 at 14:35:41

That's pretty cool. I would dl it, but I like my current one. ^^;;
But definitely five stars -- er, ducks. *grin*

# by ddamato on 10/07/07 at 14:47:58

Okay, I decided I needed something new. Installed! *grin*
I love it! Thanks! *big grin*

# by csquared on 11/07/07 at 03:20:17

Very well-executed and refined. The use of iconography is perfect.

# by m1kee on 11/07/07 at 10:44:12


# by m1kee on 11/07/07 at 12:12:00

oh and actually, all icons work except for occupied/away (i don't know about idle, since i never see myself go idle). whenever i set my status to busy, the pink Do Not Disturb is used. which is fine with me. :) just thought you'd wanna know, since you put up there that the DND is not supported by adium yet. but it works for me :D

# by jussi on 11/08/07 at 04:33:23

Oops, my mistake. Had by accident swapped the two. I changed it so the blue one is the occupied / away icon, not the pink one. If you're happy with the way things are, don't download the new one. ;)

# by lofight on 11/07/07 at 15:33:07

very nice, but could you also make one with the text ballon thingy pointing to left??

# by iwamoto on 11/10/07 at 19:18:23

very very cool, i realy like the class and simplicity, it's just there, bang!

# by harviedanger on 11/21/07 at 23:35:18

I think something got messed up in the latest version? If I'm on away (blue balloon) and I get a message, the balloon turns green until I check the message. It also wiggles, which looks really weird and glitchy. I preferred the original way.

# by jussi on 11/22/07 at 03:39:57

Yeah, it was an idea that looked better in my head. Expect the next version to be better.

# by visualize27 on 11/30/07 at 17:36:17

So nice!! I would like to see the chat bubble tip turn the opposite way. *note* it does not bother me that it turns the way it does, it's just that i'm used to iChat and the way it has the tip pointing to the left.

Thank you so much for this!

# by jussi on 12/14/07 at 15:49:04

Great that you like it! One of the basic ideas for making the bubble tip pointing to the right is so that if and when I (or someone else) makes a menubar icon inspired by this, it can still work next to iChat for those people (like me) who use both iChat and Adium simultaneously. Also, I kind of like that it is pointing the other way than iChat. Why should they point the same? ;) Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

# by ramcosca on 05/19/08 at 04:43:12

Beautiful work!

# by Chibi on 08/30/08 at 04:03:28

Beautiful yet Basic. :)
Good work~

# by Jackwaters on 03/28/09 at 16:06:47

Beautiful icon, can you tell me what font you used for the word 'hi' on the online icon?


# by Newtown on 12/21/09 at 07:47:41

This one gets my five ducks.

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