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Re: [whatwg] Icon mask and theme color

From: Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre@mecheye.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:06:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CAA0H+QRiwVxSWAM0LHVe6+Y=CjWQyRCZ4v4KttjC_OTmsPAwQA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, WHAT Working Group <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 4:37 AM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp
<nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:


> (5) Use the shape of the path in the SVG icon as a mask and retain the
> theme color meta value. Why isn't this done? One could have a properly
> colored icon for one purpose and use the outline of the same icon for
> the flat design staff.

Because colorful icons tend to be mostly squares with the color
defining the outline. GMail would want a stylized "M", not a white
rectangle. YouTube would probably want a play button, not a rounded
rectangle. Going through your bookmarks, I imagine you can come up
with other examples.

> --
> Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
> <http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>

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