What about the classic smileys?


#1

The old smileys which this site has had forever are starting to really show their age. They were designed when 72dpi displays were all the rage :wink: :blush: :anger: :unibrow: :trout:

Today, they are all blurry. What should we do? I lean towards hiding them and creating a special page on the site where we memorialize these smileys as something core to this site’s history.

:slight_smile:


#2

Works for me. Presumably, we could still get their paths and include them in an [img].


#3

Yes - that will totally be doable! I could even have it so that clicking on each of the smileys will copy the img path to the clipboard with the appropriate syntax needed for the forums :ninja:


#4

RIP :disappointed:


#5

I think we should keep them around on the forums. They look dated because they are, but that doesn’t seem like a problem.


#6

They don’t all work on the forums. ex:

:sen:: :sen: [edit: squishedness fixed, but now got scale blurring]

[img]:

There are also collisions with the built-in set. How would I get a normal, non-legacy winky :wink: ? Is there even a way?


#7

Embrace the retro pixelation.

Modernize them, convert them to CSS “box-shadow” via Canvas then onward to SVG. Then sell them as on-demand t-shirts, laptop static clings, temporary tattoos, etc., so we can walk around with the smilies of the past and bask in all their K-ville pixelated glory.

Long live the smileys !

:wink:


#8

I went through and renamed some of the conflicting smilies. Typing ;) from now in will use the newer :wink: version. The old one is now under :winkold:, :winkold:


#9

:hoser:


#10

Still got these poor squished guys

:thumb2::confused::nose::tongue::rabbit::beer::headphones::violin::construction::angle::beer2::cyborg::drink::fabulous::hang::jail::insomniac::lol::pimp::yoda::talk_to_hand::piercings::nature::native::bunny:


#11

Fixed the squishiness!


#12

Can you do it here too?

image


#13

Didn’t even know that button existed! This will take a bit of time, for the earlier solution I used was to simply remove the explicit value for the smiley width. The aspect ratio was preserved since the height was set to 20px. That doesn’t work here.


#14

Can I create Smileys?


#15

A lot of us have: https://www.kirupa.com/me/credits.htm

(I also keep a bunch here: http://senocular.com/smilies/)


#16


#17

Absolutely, @tbo! Please ensure they are 72x72 in size. That’s the size the current smileys used on the forums are :slight_smile: