Standardized icon library to be used by FlUID apps

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Wed Jan 28 22:08:10 UTC 2009


I should note that as far as I can tell the license for the Fugue  
icons is not Fluid compatible since they restrict how the icons can be  
used.

- Eli

On Jan 28, 2009, at 1:34 PM, Jacob Farber wrote:

> 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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>
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Eli Cochran
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