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07/23/2021 10:27:03 PM (2 months ago)
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  • Ticket #50539, comment 19

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    33To add and reiterate some benefits of top-level menu items containing icons:
    4 * Icons **differentiate the WordPress experience** from other UIs. The general WordPress brand is tightly coupled with Dashicons today.
     4* Icons **differentiate the WordPress experience** from other UIs. The general WordPress brand is tightly coupled with Dashicons today. As the Admin dropped webfonts in favor of System Fonts and moves towards CSS Custom Properties and inevitable light/dark themes, icons will be one of the few branding opportunities that make all WordPress Admins feel similar.
    55* Icons provide a **language-agnostic way to navigate** -- users well-versed in WP-Admin iconography can roughly navigate the WordPress Admin today in any language, even if they don't know that language.
    66* Icon-driven navigation is **central to the Block Editor's UI** -- 82% of the items in the top toolbar's default state are icon-only with tooltips (9 of 11). Icons are also integral to presentation of @wordpress/plugins in the editor UI, it seems a logical extension and retention of status quo to have WordPress Plugins parallel this pattern. ''While the Site Editor's left sidebar currently lacks iconography, I'd love to see some there.''