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Posting, as promised, on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] miracled:

A thing that has always bothered me about livejournal and similar sites were the bulky square icons all over the site (examples to follow), and other icons that were pixelated and not as professional looking as some generally used sets available today. I'd love to see more crisp, professional, possibly even colorful icons like those available at http://www.pinvoke.com/ (Fugue Set) & http://www.famfamfam.com (Silk Set) used around the site. In fact, someone on my friendslist on LJ even wrote a Stylish code for Livejournal just to change all those, but it'd be great if they were standard for everyone and really gave DW a completely unique look to go with the fact so many features are unique!

Some examples of the icons in question:



If you want to see the sort of changes that I'm referring to in action, here is the original post that inspired the idea:

http://community.livejournal.com/collapsingnight/49565.html#cutid1

Date: 2009-04-20 06:36 pm (UTC)
moonie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] moonie
I believe it's planned to switch to Silk icons!

http://bugs.dwscoalition.org/show_bug.cgi?id=394

Date: 2009-04-20 07:10 pm (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
That would be absolutely fantastic! Eee! I'm so excited!

Date: 2009-04-20 07:15 pm (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
I saw that they were having trouble finding a nice usericon that was completely neutral. I used to have one that wasn't from any of those sites, and I'm trying desperately to find it (it looked fantastic on both light and dark backgrounds). /brbsearching.

Date: 2009-04-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
Found the icons I was looking for in a previous comment. They're courtesy of http://art.gnome.org/themes/icon/1352 , and I've included a preview of them below (though the coding might not show due to openID).

Date: 2009-04-20 08:34 pm (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
... gnome also has this adorable icon for people working on the site:

Image

Date: 2009-04-21 02:16 am (UTC)
ext_65099: (Default)
From: [identity profile] timeofmonth.livejournal.com
I'm having trouble seeing your images. All I'm getting are squares with a flower in the middle.

Date: 2009-04-21 02:18 am (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
It's because of the openID precautions, unfortunately. Since I'm not an account holder, they won't display normally. For the link of user icon suggestions, I did post that in a comment on my LJ if you'd like to view them there:

http://miracled.livejournal.com/591.html?thread=580943#t580943

Date: 2009-04-21 02:20 am (UTC)
ext_65099: (Default)
From: [identity profile] timeofmonth.livejournal.com
Oh. I didn't know they did that to OpenIDs. Thanks for the alt. link. Those would be nice to use. I like that they have no real color to them so aren't assigned to anyone in particular.

Date: 2009-04-21 02:23 am (UTC)
ext_86153: (Default)
From: [identity profile] miracled.livejournal.com
I did have a layout at one point that used them, and I loved the slight transparency to the .png files that made them easy to see on all layouts/all colors.

Date: 2009-04-21 02:18 am (UTC)
ext_65099: (Default)
From: [identity profile] timeofmonth.livejournal.com
Sweetie has some nice icons.

http://sweetie.sublink.ca/

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