Re: start-here page's icons

On Monday 09 December 2002 1:19 pm, Jeff Waugh wrote:
|  <quote who="Vadim Plessky">
|  > |  Indeed actually all default GNOME icons are PNG, isn't it?
|  >
|  > I hope this will be changed in the future :-)
|  > SVG is the way to go, IMO.
|  SVG is generally inappropriate for icons because, whilst they scale up
| very well, they do not scale down in an appropriate manner (nor contain
| pixel hints). If we were to go with SVG icons, we'd have to provide PNG
| formats for 16x16 through to at least 36x36.

You are correct about small sizes, icons need to be redesigned.
But it's possible to have 2 SVG designs for the same icons - one for 16x16 and 
22x22 (< 32x32) and another for "big sizes" (32x32 and up)
It doubles amount of time/efforts needed to create an icon set, but IMO it 
makes sense to make such investement :-)
After all, you can export SVg to png (16x16, 22x22), there is no need to 
"render" all icons on the fly each time user boots his computer (unless you 
have very flexible and clever caching system for pixmaps)

Best Regards,

Vadim Plessky
SVG Icons * BlueSphere Icons 0.3.0 released

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]