[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #8027: Replace default smileys with ones from Tango icon set

WordPress Trac wp-trac at lists.automattic.com
Sat Nov 1 01:14:06 GMT 2008

#8027: Replace default smileys with ones from Tango icon set
 Reporter:  JeremyVisser  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  low           |   Milestone:  2.8      
Component:  General       |     Version:  2.7      
 Severity:  minor         |    Keywords:           
 The current smileys used in !WordPress are antiquated, non-antialiased,
 and ugly.

 The smiley for ;) hardly looks like it is winking, and is hard to
 recognise as a wink for the first time without looking closely. Now that I
 am familiar with the smiley, I recognise it, but for somebody that has not
 been on a !WordPress blog before may have trouble recognising it at first.

 For this reason, I propose replacing the current set of smileys with ones
 from the [http://tango.freedesktop.org/ Tango Desktop Project's] icon set.

 The Tango Desktop Project is an initiative started around three years ago
 that aimed to improve the icon styling and consistency of free software
 projects. They provide a reference implementation of their style guide in
 the form of an icon set, which contains many beautiful icons, including a
 set of smileys.

 In their [http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Library icon library],
 you can view a [http://tango.freedesktop.org/images/2/20/Tango-feet.png
 picture] of what their icons look like. You can plainly see that this is
 an improvement over !WordPress' current icons.


 These icons could even be used in the new dashboard redesign, but they
 would probably have to be recoloured.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8027>
WordPress Trac <http://trac.wordpress.org/>
WordPress blogging software

More information about the wp-trac mailing list