Standardized icon library to be used by FlUID apps

Jacob Farber jacob.farber.work at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 21:34:55 UTC 2009


Hi John,

Just some quick points: I think the Fugue icons are a nice start; As far as
I know, Photoshop does have a several methods for maintaining the quality of
re-sampled bitmaps. If your the original author, there is the scalable
effects option when re-sampling vector/bitmap artwork to a different size,
but its only of use when your not working with sub-pixel dimensions in your
artwork (which you never should be with icons anyway)...other than that, you
might want to look at changing the Image Interpolation option or using the
Edge Enhancement filter....

But my main point is this: when it comes to scalable icons we have something
specific in mind which works with the fss stuff, and doesnt work with
re-sampling images. Im prepping some CSS classes to work with icons/images
to load up various sizes depending on the class names involved. So for
example, if you have a toolbar with icon images roughly 16px x 16px, if you
loaded one of our larger font class names you might get icons 32 x 32 or 24
x 24 etc. the switch would be seamless, and utilize CSS sprites.

Sound useful?

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Chong, John <jchong at exchange.ubc.ca> wrote:

>  Hi all,
>
>
>
> I've been aware of the famfamfam icons for awhile now but the fugue icons
> look pretty good and equally as comprehensive as the former. Gonna ruminate
> on this for a bit. Thanks to Jacob for the find and Alison for the
> reiteration. J
>
>
>
> Jacob, from what I know scalable icons would be nice but any time I've
> tried to rescale a logo or icon from a vector it still needs some tweaking
> post-rasterization. There is some application logic in PS that still appears
> to be missing when scaling down a logo; issues such as lack of embellishment
> for stroke or shading when scaled down to a particular size. I wish it were
> that easy but in the meantime I'd be happy with a bitmapped library for the
> time being.
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> John Chong
>
> Web Design and Usability Specialist
>
> UBC | Information Technology
>
> 604-822-3395
>
> jchong at exchange.ubc.ca
>   ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Allison Bloodworth [mailto:abloodworth at berkeley.edu]
> *Sent:* January 28, 2009 11:07 AM
> *To:* Jacob Farber
> *Cc:* Chong, John; fluid-work List
> *Subject:* Re: Standardized icon library to be used by FlUID apps
>
>
>
> In Sakai they use the Silk icon library (
> http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/), and usually that's where we at
> UC Berkeley at least look first.
>
>
>
> A while back I also ran across this one (trying to remember if Erin pointed
> me to it...): http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Library
>
>
>
> And on 1/23 Jacob pointed us to the Fugue library, which also looks
> interesting: http://www.pinvoke.com/icon/image/fugue_all.png
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Allison
>
>
>
> On Jan 27, 2009, at 1:20 PM, Jacob Farber wrote:
>
>
>
>  It has been a point of discussion here to developer a scalable icon
> library for FSS, but as of right now we dont have anything other than a
> feature wishlist....
>
> Jacob
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Chong, John <jchong at exchange.ubc.ca>
> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> I just did a search for generic icons on the wiki and wasn't able to find
> anything. Can anyone point me in the right direction wrt this? What is
> everyone else currently using as their icon library? If one doesn't exist,
> would everyone be agreeable to having one established? If wii could have
> some sort of consensus on this I'd be more than happy to implement.
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> John Chong
>
> Web Design and Usability Specialist
>
> UBC | Information Technology
>
> 604-822-3395
>
> jchong at exchange.ubc.ca
>
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