Feed Icon: And Then There Were Two
Last week I updated FeedIcons.com for the first time since I launched it back in December. I was hoping to have a full international site up and running a short time after the initial launch, but it never happened. It’s still in the works and slowly but surely getting there. I had considered posting “news” regarding the icon as it happened – Opera adopting the icon for instance and whenever one of the “big guys” jumped on board, but then I would have been posting every other day and who has time for that? Obviously, not this slacker… I mean, guy. 😉
In any case, there’s been a recent development that’s definitely worth mentioning. Mozilla has officially posted guidelines for those who want to use the icon and crowned 2 variations as being the standard. One at 28×28, which you see everywhere as it’s the original variation I vectorized. The other is a smaller 14×14 icon that closely resembles the Firefox Live Bookmarks icon that started it all. I’m sure there’s lots of questions floating around, and hopefully Mozilla’s FAQ has you covered.
So, how does this affect you? Chances are, it doesn’t. If you’re a software vendor, though – you might want to have a good read. For those bloggers and web services out there that use the icon to represent their feeds – I’d love to see you swapping out icons 14×14 or smaller with the “new” standard icon of that size, but I don’t expect everyone to jump and do it this instance. Actually, I don’t expect anyone to do it at all. It would be nice to see, though.
It feels great to have this all “finalized” and officially standardized. Now, to get that blasted site done, once and for all!