List of data-icons available?

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  1. Markus
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    Posted 04 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    I was wondering if there is a list of possible data-icons that can be used in icenium

    http://docs.kendoui.com/getting-started/mobile/icons  does show on top some available that can be used directly by naming them

    http://docs.kendoui.com/getting-started/mobile/icons#additional-icons-in-kendo-ui-mobile-font  shows all available icons for Mobile.

    Do we really have to create our on .css class for each one we want to use?

    It would be nice if they were named as well and could be used without

    a) having to create a .km-whatever class
    b) could be used simply by names

    Markus

    PS: Designer gives some ability but does not work all the time
  2. Kiril Nikolov
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    Posted 04 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Markus,

    The additional icons will not become part of the CSS, as this will be a lot of additional CSS code that in most of time is not used. There are 350 icons that will require a few lines of CSS, so adding all icons will make the CSS file a lot bigger, which is not really a good idea when creating applications for mobile devices, where you do not want to load large files.

    Regards,
    Kiril Nikolov
    Telerik
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  3. Markus
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    Posted 05 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Dear Kiril

    Thanks for your feedback. However I can not follow your arguments but thats fine

    1) Making the CSS a log bigger.
         The minified CSS for 300 classes is about 30Kb max. I agree that this would be adding 20% to the kendo.mobile.all.min.cs for example. But that is still nothing. 

    2) if an app is small lets say 0.3 mb unrealistically then 30 KB won't matter even if you are on a cellular connection

    3) if you app is 5 MB and more 30 KB won't matter the least

    4) in addition app are loaded once (where on the web the 30kb would be loaded every time) and I would assume that most apps are downloaded via Wifi. Again even if it was by cellular 30kb would not matter.

    As usually - I am not the one to tell Telerik in any way what to do. But I might give some arguments that might give ideas.

    Now every one of us has 

    1) to know there are extra icons
    2) remember this page  http://docs.kendoui.com/getting-started/mobile/icons#additional-icons-in-kendo-ui-mobile-font   or any other page for remembering the \ecodes
    3) write some CSS (on every new project.

    Maybe an intermediat solution would be for Telerik to provide an icon.css which we could download and put into our apps to easily use the extra icons.

    Thanks again
    Markus

  4. Kiril Nikolov
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    Posted 09 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Markus,

    The difference comes from the fact that most of the people do not use the icons or use just a few of them in their projects. I will forward your suggestion to the people responsible for this part of the product, so they can also take a look.

    Thank you very much for your cooperation.

    Regards,
    Kiril Nikolov
    Telerik
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