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  • Ticket #23333, comment 72

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    33Joen's suggestion of using an icon font is a good one; we've had lots of success with our Noticons font on !WordPress.com. Being able to change icon colors without creating new assets is pretty dreamy. We've also done a good bit with SVG graphics; browser support for SVG is solid enough to make that a good solution for plugin authors. 
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    5 While it's true that it will require work of the plugin authors who have chosen to create top-level menus for their plugins, it seems like a reasonable amount of work to ask of those authors. Ben, above, was correct in pointing out that it should actually be far easier for plugin authors to create 1-color icons that are a good match for the core set -- replicating the exact lighting effects, shadows, and shading in the current core icons takes far more effort. Helveticons and the Noun Project pretty much prove that there's no limit to what you can do with 1-color icons. There's certainly plenty of time for new icons to be designed. Will out-of-date plugins look out-of-date? Yep. That's a symptom of something else, though. 
     5While it's true that it will require work of the plugin authors who have chosen to create top-level menus for their plugins, it seems like a reasonable amount of work. Ben, above, was correct in pointing out that it should actually be far easier for plugin authors to create 1-color icons that are a good match for the core set -- replicating the exact lighting effects, shadows, and shading in the current core icons takes far more effort. Helveticons and the Noun Project pretty much prove that there's no limit to what you can do with 1-color icons. There's certainly plenty of time for new icons to be designed. Will out-of-date plugins look out-of-date? Yep. That's a symptom of something else, though. 
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    77I do agree that the sizing of the icons isn't quite right (see: http://cl.ly/image/1B383D2e3Z3M ) -- I'd recommend basing them on 16px/32px/etc multiples like we did with Noticons. I think the color isn't perfect either -- since they're flat, I think they need to be darker, so they contrast more with the background. Medium gray on light gray looks a little dull to me. But overall, I really like the idea.