Another good reason to use the
currentColor value in SVGs.
Another good reason to use the
I’m impressed by Mozilla’s commitment to designing in the open—one of the hardest parts of any kind of brand work is getting agreement, and this process must make that even more difficult.
I have to say, I quite like both options on display here.
A collection of collections.
This site is dedicated to compiling and sharing useful resources for Designers and UI Developers.
A profile of Susan Kare, icon designer extraordinaire.
I loved the puzzle-like nature of working in sixteen-by-sixteen and thirty-two-by-thirty-two pixel icon grids, and the marriage of craft and metaphor.
Some lovely branding work for the UK Parliament, presented very nicely.
edent/SuperTinyIcons: Under 1KB each! Super Tiny Icons are miniscule SVG versions of your favourite website and app logos
These are lovely little SVGs of website logos that are yours for the taking. And if you want to contribute an icon to the collection, go for it …as long as it’s less than 1024 bytes (most of these are waaay less).
A look at our relationship with waiting, and how that is manifested in the loading icons in our interfaces.
For me, in my moments of boredom, as I turn to my phone and refresh my social media feed, I imagine that what’s on the other side of the buffering icon might be the content that will rid me of boredom and produce a satisfying social connection. The buffering icon here represents my hopes for the many ways that my social media feeds can satisfy my longings at any given moment. They rarely do, though I believe that we are half in love with the buffering icon here because it represents the promise of intimacy or excitement across the distances that separate us.
These icons-as-a-service could be really useful for making quick’n’dirty HTML prototypes.
A useful tool to help you generate a manifest file, icons, and a service worker for your progressive web
An illustrated history of digital iconography.
Here you go: a free book on icon design in three parts, delivered via email.
A good reminder from Roger on how to hide images from an SVG sprite from assistive technology (use
aria-hidden) and how to expose them (use
title elements within the sprite).
currentColor value in CSS comes in very handy when you’ve got an SVG sprite and you want icons to inherit their colour from the surrounding text.
This looks like a terrific presentation from Alla on iconography, semiotics, and communication.
An up-to-date round-up of the various techniques available when you want to provide a fallback for SVG.
A look at the risks of relying on a purely graphical icon for interface actions. When in doubt, label it.
A lovely little tour of eleven ubiquitous icons.
Some excellent research for web developers: find out which unicode characters have the widest support—release useful for choosing icons.
This issue of A List Apart is a great double-whammy. Lara Swanson has a ton of practical tips for front-end performance enhancements, and Brian dives deep into making your own icon fonts.
The slides from Josh’s super-quickfire presentation at the Responsive Day Out.