8bit, the guys behind the Standard Theme, have launched version 3.0 of the theme while also updating the landing page.
Immediately, the new page requires less scrolling so the structure of the layout has been improved. The “8bit about” header is gone and the information has been moved to the footer. There is also a bigger support button showing their importance on their community efforts.
This move puts even more importance on the Standard Theme brand. Speaking of the brand, the icon for the Standard Theme also has been upgraded.
Overall, the page makes the Standard Theme feel like a well-respected product.
Icons that are in uniform and simple have been developed in chucks over time, but now there are libraries being built. Once a library is constructed there is greater attention to what’s all included, what’s missing, and possibly know if there will be more styles or collections.
These icon libraries such as The Noun Project, Pictos, and Symbolicons to name a few are being crucial resources for any UI or UX designer striving for simplicity, character, and uniformity. The attention to choice of icons has never been higher before.
With rising popularity comes debates over the mission, ideas, and methods behind these libraries.