10 comments

  • Joe Blau, over 4 years ago

    This is the cost you pay for community driven open standards. Everyone has their own idea about what's best and everything gets thrown in the pot. The Linux Distribution Timeline is still my favorite image of what happens when you create an open platform. The W3C should have a way to refine the standard and remove unnecessary duplication, but I doubt that would ever happen.

    3 points
  • Paul ComanescuPaul Comanescu, over 4 years ago

    And the app icons list is incomplete, tbh...

    2 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      Yeah, but in this context (a website), you really only need a few sizes, if that. It’s not like most websites should assume people are going to add them to their iPhone or iPad home screen.

      I think the point stands — icons are pretty difficult to get right. I just wouldn’t bother with the full set of 11 iOS icon sizes and 16×16, and 32×32 and the IE/Edge sizes.

      5 points
      • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 4 years ago

        Is there any sort of consensus on what the "minimum" you can get away with is?

        As someone who just makes fairly small scope websites that are unlikely to end up on anyone's home screens or even on those fancy IE/Edge tiles, I've been content to only have an SVG logo in my <link rel="icon"> and call it a day. I didn't want to waste time with all this fussing around, but I'm wondering if I should at least do some.

        2 points
      • Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson, over 4 years ago

        Until a day of better standards, i have found this tool to be nearly painless: http://realfavicongenerator.net/

        I discovered in while poking around on some codrops templates and it has proven very useful.

        0 points