Update method for using Icons

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Update method for using Icons

Post by hanakin » Tue May 27, 2014 3:47 pm

All the icons on phpbb are currently individual gif/png files. Not to mention that the way in which they are coded is not consistent with the current standard for utilizing icons across the web to be compatible with other popular icon based libraries.

I propose that we first merge these icons into 1 or more sprites. Then recode all the implementations to reflect the <i></i> based approach so that our theme authors can more effectively swap in their own icons either via their own sprite files or an icon based approach.

Their may be an issue in IE8 in which we would have to provide a work around but I believe its only an issue if you are running IE8 on Windows 7 which if extremely rare anyway.

Also if we recreate all the icons at a larger since we can also gain retina support. We might have to make some subtle changes to the icons though.

What we gain:
  1. More semantic code
  2. Less code to work with
  3. Reduced server load with faster page loads
  4. Easier integration with third party resources.
  5. Retina Support

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by Darkness_demoN » Wed May 28, 2014 6:25 am

+1

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by Meis2M » Wed May 28, 2014 6:39 am

can u show a pic?

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by hanakin » Wed May 28, 2014 2:53 pm

I am working on them currently but it takes time as their are a lot of icons to replace

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by hanakin » Thu May 29, 2014 9:52 pm

ok so I managed to put together a WIP of the new icons. Note some were changes to be consistent with style as well as adhere to a consistent scale. I also consolidated some icons as well as added potentially useful icons and removed unnecessary ones

keep in mind its still a work in progress, so please provide feedback on any of the icons. As well as suggestions for more additions, and consolidation.
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TODO:
  1. Generate 2x version.
  2. Generate half size version for those icons that may be too large ie: little post icons
  3. Completely redesign the contact icons to be social icons as it makes more sense.
  4. Remove all current icon functionality from the them.
  5. Add in all new functionality for icons that adhere to current icon implementation standards

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by Meis2M » Fri May 30, 2014 8:11 am

so good hanakin

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by nickvergessen » Fri May 30, 2014 9:42 am

Let's just switch to FA in 3.2 instead of changing it twice in a row
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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by hanakin » Fri May 30, 2014 9:57 am

nickvergessen wrote:Let's just switch to FA in 3.2 instead of changing it twice in a row

That was the goal I was just trying to transition it for those who may want to utilize it know by switching out they way it's currently coded

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by BTRFISHING » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:18 pm

nickvergessen wrote:Let's just switch to FA in 3.2 instead of changing it twice in a row
That would be great.... it would also be great to see bootstrap used as well ( but that's just my opinion :) )

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Re: Update method for using Icons

Post by hanakin » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:03 pm

bootstrap will not fit prosilver compatibility however can be their in a new theme if and/or when it happens

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