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Customizing SMF => Graphics and Templates => Topic started by: silverdragon on August 05, 2003, 05:25:04 PM

Title: Smilies updated
Post by: silverdragon on August 05, 2003, 05:25:04 PM
Ok, I have updated the smilies and got rid of the one universal smiley that everyone hated.

I know that some don't like the new smilies, and I respect that, but for now that's tough.  You're free to use whatever smilies you like on your own forum, PLUS, the cool coders here are writing a script that will allow you to select your smilie package (I believe).  Most people do like the new smilies, so we're going to stick with them for a while.  Besides, they're cute.

Point is, the  :D and  ;D smilies are updated.

-SD
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 05, 2003, 05:31:44 PM
 :) ;) :(

all look the same to me :(

User-selectable smilies? cool....
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: silverdragon on August 05, 2003, 05:32:28 PM
Not to me.
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 05, 2003, 05:34:38 PM
I'm using 1280 x 1024 resolution.  the gold is too bright on them and the mouth fades in, so i can't tell which way it is pointing without getting closer to the screen.
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: silverdragon on August 05, 2003, 05:47:57 PM
My res is 1440x900 (16:10 display) and they look just fine.  Sorry, not changing them.

-SD
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 05, 2003, 05:54:40 PM
If you are using a Mac G5, then no doubt, your screen is huge.

Just because they look fine for you doesn't mean they look fine for everyone :(

[sorry if I sound a bit rude, its been a long day]
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Joseph on August 05, 2003, 06:03:18 PM
matt - so far you're the only one I've seen who's had a problem...I'll keep my eyes open for others though..
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 05, 2003, 06:06:45 PM
Alright, I'm just very picky about graphics. (Probably has something to do with the design workshop I was at two weeks ago)
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Joseph on August 05, 2003, 06:13:24 PM
:) I can see how that would do it for you! lol
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: silverdragon on August 05, 2003, 06:37:01 PM
Then ensure your monitor is calibrated correctly.  If your contrast is all the way up and your brightness is all the way down... You loose 2 coolness points.

Nope, not on a G5, they are not shipping yet.

-SD
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 05, 2003, 07:00:45 PM
I have brightness up a tiny, tiny bit, but my other settings are normal :(
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Tim on August 05, 2003, 09:34:11 PM
they look a lot better!

what about the stoner smilie:  :P  ;D
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Meriadoc on August 05, 2003, 09:37:01 PM

Nope, not on a G5, they are not shipping yet.

-SD
really?

ah, would it be possible to take the animation out of :-\ : - \ and just leave the mouth to our right so as not to get it confused with  ::) : : ) (rolling eyes)? why have just that one animated anyway?
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: silverdragon on August 06, 2003, 02:20:51 AM
ah, would it be possible to take the animation out of :-\ : - \ and just leave the mouth to our right so as not to get it confused with  ::) : : ) (rolling eyes)? why have just that one animated anyway?

Yeah, that may be a good idea.   Will do that tomorrow.

-SD
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: RDGadz on August 06, 2003, 02:29:01 AM
I don't like them at all. Smilies at this size should be very basic otherwise its kind of hard to tell what the expression is.

Are they even circles anymore?

I would make them have more contrast at least.
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: alienine on August 06, 2003, 05:00:38 AM
I like them... they look much better then the prvious smileys.. though those ones vere good too nice to see  ;D has been fixed
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 06, 2003, 05:38:39 PM
hey, someone else agrees with me!

:) :( and ;) all look the same >:(
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Daniel D. on August 07, 2003, 07:15:14 AM
hey, someone else agrees with me!

:) :( and ;) all look the same >:(
Hmm, I don't want to say my opinion again :-X. The colors are not different enough to see the emotion in a quick look (grammar ?).
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: alienine on August 07, 2003, 07:19:56 AM
you people must have funny screens....
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Jeff Lewis on August 07, 2003, 07:21:32 AM
you people must have funny screens....

I agree :)
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Daniel D. on August 07, 2003, 07:36:15 AM
I don't have problems to see the pics and classify them, but it was faster with the old ones. It's hard to describe... :-[ The cheeks (?) are too dark if I compare them to the eyes/mouth etc. Orange (Dark yellow) and brown are a good team, but you can't use them in this tone for the smilies.

It's a problem with the colors - I don't know how to explain it, it deals with the ease of a visitor to classify them or to look at a (HTML) page. I think I don't have to write an essay about it, but you should build the forum in a way that you can read it as easy as possible. Damn, that's not easy to write (even if I would use german).
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: alienine on August 07, 2003, 08:07:33 AM
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.soliphion.com%2Fmembers%2Falienine%2Fhaha.gif&hash=b54c5a086cb6f6e3792742501a0dd015)
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Daniel D. on August 07, 2003, 08:09:57 AM
Is there one day in the year where you not taking drugs ? :P
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: alienine on August 07, 2003, 08:13:23 AM
yes... unfortunatelly its in a leap year..
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Tim on August 07, 2003, 08:30:13 AM
do you still refuse to recognise the existence of the 29th of febuary? ;D
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: Acf on August 07, 2003, 08:54:11 AM
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.soliphion.com%2Fmembers%2Falienine%2Fhaha.gif&hash=b54c5a086cb6f6e3792742501a0dd015)

yeah that smilley set we should use ;D
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: RDGadz on August 07, 2003, 02:47:54 PM
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rdgadz.com%2Fsmilies.gif&hash=a0acc56e418aae29c27b228b074a24f1)
 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

cheeks are too dark
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: bananaman on August 08, 2003, 11:39:43 AM
:D Nice work RDGadz.

I too find the current ones too hard - the orange eyes/mouth are not high enough contrast with the face to make them recognisable at a glance. Old smilies you could tell the expression immediately, the were so clear.

I won't diss' the new similies, I like the style - but if I had the choice I'd use the higher contrast ones on the top line of RDGadz last post.

IMHO these are a good improvement.
Title: Re:Smilies updated
Post by: mattsiegman on August 08, 2003, 03:46:46 PM
ANOTHER!!! YES!!!! :D