Tuesday, April 3rd

We’re in an icon-sharpness limbo

simurai:

With the rise of Retina displays people are looking for resolution independent alternatives to PNG icons. Some fell in love with font-icons, some are shouting “SVG”. But I’m sorry, if you’re looking for a silver bullet, I’m afraid it doesn’t exist.

A great deep dive into the current strategies used for icons these days. Personally, because of the lack of effects (and their non-CSS/HTML nature) I generally avoid SVGs, but will mix icon fonts and plain-old sprites as it seems appropriate.

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    Simurai explains why...one “silver bullet” image format
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    I like text links.
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    Pretty sure this is already solved in android, due to the multiplicity of devices, resolutions, etc. It is called...
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    current strategies used for...these days. Personally, because
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