Dashicons meeting notes

Slack Archive

The current goal is to move away from Dashicons as a web font and use an SVG sprite instead. This will be easier to contribute to, and easier to manage.

We discussed:

  • There’s a mockup on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ for anyone who wants to contribute, which still needs more work: https://github.com/ryelle/WP-Dashboard-SVG
  • The process for generating svgs: most vector editors support svg, so you can create/edit them directly. We want to stay with using Grunt to create the SVGs, and avoid using a 3rd party service.
  • A style guide for making new Dashicons.

To do:

  • The mockup still needs work for browser compat – @michael-arestad will add grunt tasks for optimization & fallback PNGs, @ryelle will work on the JS support for IE.
  • Style Guide for icons, as a page on make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org//design, following training’s example. @melchoyce, @empireoflight & @liljimmi seemed most interested 🙂
  • Potentially create a walkthrough for creating/editing vectors in various programs (Illustrator, Inkscape, etc).

We’ll meet again next week, January 22, 2015 18:00 UTC .