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Ardis Basic Icon Theme by KotusWorks Ardis Basic Icon Theme by KotusWorks
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This is official release of Ardis Basic Icon Theme, version 1.0.

Ardis is icon theme made to be simple and beautiful by design. All icons are created with accent on nice colors, long shadows and nice looking round shaped with white outline. Perfect choice for everyone who loves simplicity.


Ardis Basic Icon Theme is based on open source Ardis Icon Theme

If you like this icon theme, and you have few bucks to spare, please consider buying one of two premium versions of Ardis Icon Theme:

Ardis Plus Icon Theme

Ardis Mega Icon Theme 

From version 1.0 of icon pack, Ardis splitted in 4 separate icon packs (1 open source icon theme [only for development] , 1 free icon theme, and 2 premium (paying) icon themes), and this was done because I didn't wish to make premium-only icon pack, and lock it only for those who can afford herself to buy it. This much better option for everyone who wish to have this icon pack, but they can't afford it.


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Changelog: link here


Installing instruction:

For KDE users:

extract content of the archive to ~/.kde4/share/icons/ or in ~/.kde/share/icons/ (depends on your distribution setup)

For everybody else:

extract content of the archive to ~/.icons/

Now you have a choice to customize icon pack, open Ardis Basic Icon Theme directory after installing the theme, and click on ArdisBuilder file, and follow instructions, after you've done with customization, select apply and exit Ardis Builder. After performing your customizations you need to re-apply Ardis Basic Icon Theme for changes to be shown.


If you like this project, and if you wish to help me maintain and expand this icon pack, please consider buying this icon pack, or if you wish, you can donate some funds using pay-pal to (every $1 counts)

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davidcb Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if you've fixed this yet, but in the version linked in the description, the function 'make_if_needed' is broken (at least on xubuntu 14.10) in '' (line 3). Instead of creating the missing dirs, it just sits there reading from stdin (the keyboard in this case).
You can fix it by replacing line 4 with:
if [ ! -d $1 ] ; then ; mkdir $1 ; fi

No while-do-done is needed.

Awesome icon pack, btw. It looks great!
davidcb Featured By Owner Edited 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, gtk-update-icon-cache keeps generating invalid icon caches for your theme... Any ideas?
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Jaki143 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member
Nice theme! Could you please also provide the SVGs with the theme? And/or can you please provide all icons in all sizes and not actions and devices only in small sizes?
KotusWorks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I stopped providing SVG-s because they add too much to overall file size of the theme, and the SVG-s are not really usable (at least on KDE), but anyway I'll upload SVG-s on GitHub soon...
jhon987 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
very nice
Feedos21 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014
Great theme, man. I know you were requesting screenshoots using the icon theme on the G+ page, too lazy to post there, so I'll share one here: not great but anyways. Xubuntu 12.04 with DockBarX.
Two requests btw,  new mail/messaging icon like you see in the pic would be great cause it looks kinda out of place now, an icon for XBMC and another for sabnzbd (a newsgroup/usenet downloader, .nzb mime icon too but not necessary) would fantastic since all other themes basicaly ignore it (sabnzbd I mean)
Cheers one of my fav icon themes, keep it up.
KotusWorks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the screenshoot mate ;)
I'll make new icon for mail/messaging for you *buntu users, but I can't find the proper name of this icon...
XBMC, sabnzbd and .nzb are now added to list of priorities, thanks for the request!  
TwilightInZero Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
The icons look nice, but your distribution model is absolutely reprehensible.

So the only way to get it on here is to pay for it. I'm not going to pay for an icon theme without first trying it and making sure that everything important gets themed. So I go to the link. I wait for a bit, and an ad pops up OVER THE DOWNLOAD button, one of those ads that pretends to be the download button for the thing you're trying to get so it can give you malware instead. Not only that, but after I click the ad away and try to download the theme, it gives me "Setup_ODM.exe". What the actual hell is this?! Trying to push more malware with its "download manager", to be certain. Did you even think about this when you uploaded it there, or are you so preoccupied with getting paid that you don't care if nobody can actually use it? If it weren't for the PPA, nobody'd be able to use this, but even then, people who aren't on Ubuntu are still screwed.

You severely need to rethink your distribution model. Until you do, it doesn't matter how nice the icons look, you will have my condemnation instead of my support.
KotusWorks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
800+ people downloaded currently icons without any problems, I don't know what exactly bothers you, just enable adblock and download... reason for adfly link is here just because icon making process is not easy, and takes a lot of time, and I wanted to earn some cash so I can fix my laptop (I'm unemployed, and I don't have any income)...
I do care for people to use my icons, and they are not here to make me rich, I don't sell theme, purchase option is here just for donation reason, you don't need to pay anything ever, period. 

I've come up with better distribution model, and it will come by the end of summer, when icons will released 1.0...
If you wish for, I'll send you a adfly-free link to download?
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