SV: [horde] Usage of images/icons in the Horde world

Joaquim Homrighausen joho at
Wed Sep 1 00:37:52 PDT 2004

  * Quoting joho at on 2004-05-04:

Any decision on this yet?

I've been sneaking at other "groupware"-suites and although very few of them
come close to the quality of Horde (IMHO, of course), one thing that they
seem to share is their thoughts on user interface design. Many of them either
have larger icons, or allow for larger/more complex icons.

> Well, how about duplicating the icons.. those used in places where there is
> a potential for large icons are called <icon_name>, medium sizes
> (perhaps those in the left bar) <icon_name>, and for those
> smaller ones.. <icon_name>
> In the distribution, envelope.gif needs to be copied two times and renamed
> once (envelope_large, envelope_medium, etc). And then if someone wants to
> make a theme and fully use this possibility, allow them.
> I have only just begun to play with the Alpha releases, so I haven't done a
> grep <img src..> yet, but I suspect that would be a place to start.
> Another alternative, although overly complicated, would be to name things
> like <icon_name>, etc. but that seems a bit overkill; specially if
> someone decides to use 64x64 or 128x128 .. ;)

>> Från: Chuck Hagenbuch [mailto:chuck at]
>> Skickat: den 4 maj 2004 20:51
>> Till: horde at
>> Ämne: Re: [horde] Usage of images/icons in the Horde world
>> Quoting joho at
>> We're trying to come up with a few themes using the new feature in Horde
>> and
>> its various applications. One thing that feels a bit blunt is the
>> use/handling of icons for the user interface. Instead of using different
>> icons for the various places in which they are displayed, many icons are
>> used in several places, i.e. the same physical file. In the "application
>> bar" (at the top of the screen), one might want to have bigger icons, say
>> 32x32 or 48x48, whereas inside the application (IMP/Kronolith, etc) one
>> might want to use 16x16, etc.
> Okay...
> Suggestions? Patches?

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