Talk:Design/Archive/Wikimedia Foundation Design/Agora icon set

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Future-proofing[edit]

A few thoughts for future-proofing our icons, so we don't have to redraw things in the future:

  • do everything as vector!
  • produce browser-ready SVG files where possible [though with today's mixed support, we won't always use them directly]
    • they can be re-rendered at higher resolution, or included directly in supporting browsers for high-resolution displays
  • generate the PNGs from the SVGs
    • for mobile, generate double-resolution images (for iPhone and iPad with Retina display, Galaxy Nexus, etc)

--brion (talk) 22:17, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

That is exactly one of the goals, Mr. Vibber! --Jorm (WMF) (talk) 22:20, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
What do you think about a "Goals" or "Objectives" section for the current page? --MZMcBride (talk) 20:05, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Licensing[edit]

Most of these icons will likely be public domain due to their very simple design and lack of creativity. I'd recommend going with CC0 for simplicity's sake. --MZMcBride (talk) 20:03, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Featured icon[edit]

Just wanted to say... is there a reason not to build on the Featured Article icon already in use across the wikis? Every Wikipedia from EN to ZH uses it. If there are copyright concerns as MZ mentions, a ground-up redesign would still work. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 18:43, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

We are trying to avoid overloading the meaning of the star icon, which is already used for "watch".--Jorm (WMF) (talk) 00:48, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
I would say the watchlist star overloaded the FA star, not the other way around. The FA star is a popular community symbol that predates the watchlist star by years. Now, on mobile no one sees the normal FA star, so it's not really a confusing issue. But choosing a site-wide symbol is a little more serious I think. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 18:32, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

The Noun Project[edit]

http://thenounproject.com contains plenty of icons that could fit with the current set of Agora icons. We can search there if there is an icon we miss.--Qgil (talk) 18:51, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Microsoft[edit]

This font looks a lot like the direction Microsoft has been going lately, simplistic black. Outlook has a very similar set in blue. Moreover, Visual Studio's new layout seems to be based on the same style. Keep up the good work. Schalice (talk) 18:54, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

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