I love the new icons included with Moodle and I think everyone would agree that they are a big improvement for the interface. That said I have found that, with all the icons being mid-grey, they can be lost against grey or dull background colours, something which is a particular problem where the icons are used on non-white space like the block headers.
Since the introduction of these new icons a couple of issues have popped up on tracker.moodle.org including MDL-40582 and MDL-37231. With the much-improved support for web fonts in modern browsers there has been a move towards using fonts for icons rather than images on other web applications (Wordpress for example) and I was wondering whether there were any plans for a similar move with Moodle?
A quick overview:
+ All editing icons would load with single HTTP response for the one web font file.
+ Changing the colour of the icons would be as simple as applying a CSS rule.
+ Other CSS styling could be applied such as drop shadows.
- Web fonts are not totally compatible with the current mechanism used to override default icons and images.
- Changing one of these icons would be much more time consuming.
What are the current thoughts on this from Moodle HQ and from the broader community?