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SMF bug 4714 (replace GIFs with PNGs)
« on February 29th, 2012, 02:41 PM »
I can see some of the argument here - it's easier to restyle certain things when they're PNGs rather than GIFs, where animation is not a concern (e.g. standard UI stuff)

There are still quite a few GIFs hanging around (admin menu, some of the admin UI comes to mind) that probably should be replaced with PNGs - and nicer ones at that.
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Re: SMF bug 4714 (replace GIFs with PNGs)
« Reply #1, on February 29th, 2012, 06:32 PM »
I'm against it. What matters is that GIF/PNG files are the smallest possible. Not their particular file format. GIF is smaller than PNG most of the time when optimized correctly.

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Re: SMF bug 4714 (replace GIFs with PNGs)
« Reply #2, on February 29th, 2012, 07:50 PM »
It isn't as simple as that, unless you make everything CSS driven. You cannot always get GIFs to look as good as PNG can.

Where CSS is used, it doesn't matter but where CSS is not used, such as the editor icons as was, PNG looks so much better because of alpha transparency.

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Re: SMF bug 4714 (replace GIFs with PNGs)
« Reply #5, on February 29th, 2012, 08:45 PM »
There's still quite a few icons that aren't CSS driven, but also it would be nice to have some icons that aren't several years old, and are showing their age somewhat.