So you have come this far, reading up on instructions. In any case you wont get disappointed if you take some time fiddling around with this icongenerator. At first things may not seem to be very straightforward but fiddling around with all the available settings will give you a sense knowing where you want to take this tool.
In the first place we need to mention the level of difficulty for the settings. Advanced settings off will keep things pretty basic and is good to start of with, so to get acqainted a bit to the environment and the most basic settings. By the time youre getting hooked playing around with the icons, you will probably have enabled the advanced settings allready.
Like the title sorta gives away, there are certain settings which go well with other specific settings (Doh!). With near infinite possibilites it's impossible to mention all colliding and complementing settings. We will limit ourselves here, making a mention of some of the bigger Do's and Dont's":
below the iconswindow are a few buttons which control the following: Go back to defaultsettings, save settings, load settings and export to source. Defaultsettings is pretty self explanatory and can be used if you went apeshizzle and made everything go fubar. No point in putting settings back to original, just fire this button. As far as loading and saving goes, at the moment (will change in v1.1) we have not yet included database functionality so the settings are saved to a cookie on your computer. This cookie will stay alive for 1 month and then the only saveslot you have at this time will be empty again. In v1.1 we aim to upgrade the number of saveslots to a plural amount after registering on the website.
The used icons (which you can select via icongroup in mainsettingstab and by scrolling back and forth via the arrowkeys in the iconswindow) are actually a font. You probable have heard it before or even have used them yourselves alot of times, but the used iconset is from Fontawesome. In a major versionupgrade after 1.1 we might implement .svg icons also (more possibilites) but for now we are sticking with the FontAwesome set. For more information about FontAwesome we refer to their website and to the page with all available icons in particular.
To keep everyone coming back for moar, we will implement small changes like new animations, texsteffects and layertextures very often. Other then that, there are major new features planned for the next major versionupgrade, being v1.1. We want to implement a configurable box shadow for the main shape, colorgradients for mainshape and maybe borders. We also might re-implement (was taken out in beta) the possibilities to use several borders at once.
The biggest and most interesting features which will arrive at v1.1 is the possibility to export the icons to cropped images(!) and the option to upload your own textures and/or iconimages for usage within this tool. If you got a good suggestion then give us a howler!
That's it, go on have fun messing around. If you have half the fun we had from creating this icongenerator you are good to go!
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