AboutWe need to get rid of some closed source and ugly icons and choose/create some consistent iconset for Admin panels and other icons.
For example, this icon:
It seems to be an icon taken from WindowsXP and converted to gif which brings licensing issue.
Main StoryPreferred format should be indexed (max. 256 colors) or alpha transparent PNGs with background colour set to white (when alpha it renders with white background in MSIE, instead some ugly grey or black background). Also when PNG is in indexed palette of same colour amount it gives better compression results than traditional GIF.
Freely Available Iconsets (must be LGPL or compatible to be shipped with Tiki)
Crystal Clear by Everaldo
See also: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Crystal_Clear_icons
Icons for Tiki by G. Ferreirahttp://tikiwiki.org/gferreira_IconsTikiwiki
Nuvola by David Vignoni
Pros: very professionaly done
Cons: someone may find them too colourful (candy)
License: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license
Mark James - Silk Iconshttp://www.famfamfam.com/
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License
Pros: very accessible, could be used together with gferreira icons
Cons: someone may find them ugly
Note: Coloured version is called "Primary" and can be found here:
Jini Iconsetmose found some LGPLed iconset on art.gnome.org too, which is called Jini (?)
Font AwesomeThe iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap
IconicIconic is an open source icon set consisting of 171 marks in raster, vector and font formats.
ResourcesIcon Naming Specification
Icon set listingshttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Environment/Icons/