Myth:Making a simple bucket-fill pack is OK for your first texture pack.
This is only partially false. Making a simple pack is a good way to familiarize yourself with how minecraft textures work and were they are place. However, unless it is amazing or you want feedback on how to make it better, don't bother posting it.
This will not only annoy everyone, you will also receive a large amount of borderline flame posts from the community. Simple bucket-fill packs have been done to death. When you make a pack it is best to try to do something that hasn't been done before. Either an idea that had been attempted but not well, or something completely revolutionary.
Myth:Making a simple pack is easy.
This is one of the most common misconceptions I run across. It also can't be more wrong. Making a good simple pack that will not get you laughed out of the community is probably one of the most difficult things to do. Examples like Doll House and Puffy lines are a paragon of what a simple pack SHOULD be. However, if you find yourself wanting to name your thread Simplepack. RUN AWAY!
Myth: Bucket fill texture packs reduce lag.
The only way bucket fill texture packs would reduce lag would be if the pack was ACTUALLY 1x1 Just bucket-filling the textures won't do a thing if the pack is the default res. Would CryEngine2 be able to run on an old netbook if the textures were all one color? You would probably think that's preposterous. Well, it doesn't. And guess what? Minecraft works the same way! Minecraft still has to load all the pixels the texture uses, it don’t matter if those pixels are one solid color, or the most detailed thing in the world. They still hold the same amount of pixels, and thus will produce the same amount of lag.
Bucket Fill Packs Other names include: simple pack, smooth pack, cartoony pack, flat pack, OCD pack, etc.
If you were going to make a resource pack that is just 1-2 colors smudged across the entire texture, stop right now. These take no effort to make and are often accompanied by an adf.ly link, which is why these are generally disliked by the MCF community. These kind of packs are usually done in MS Paint with the bucket fill tool, which is where the name "bucket fill pack" comes from. Clarification: A bucket fill pack is not "smooth" or "simple" in any way. For a true representation of a simple/smooth pack, feel free to check out Steelfeathers's Dandelion or Plenty_of_fish's Nemo.
As "SimpleCraft" packs went, this one wasn't that bad. There actually was some shading and the colors weren't eye-gouging. Except for the name (which really has been used thousands of times), this pack had the potential to be one of the few "good" simple packs out there.
I think you were a bit too heavy handed on this one, Taiine.
@AmuHinamori17: It's up to you whether you want to restore your post or not. All of what Taiine posted is true, but not all of it applies to your pack. Yours wasn't a true bucket-fill for starters.
Yes, this style has been done. It's been done a LOT! It's been done to DEATH! But with that said, it's also not entirely without merit. if you work harder (and change that cliched name) you might be able to make something half way decent out of this. You've already got a good start, why not work at it?
From what I saw when I looked at it it was mostly flat colored outlined blocks, exactly like what I displayed. The only bits that were shaded were the bits still default when he showed his 'default/his pack' comparison. Don't know what you saw but I downloaded it.. it was just flat colors.