On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:59 AM, Mike <tomshin...@yandex-team.ru> wrote: > Hey Folks, > Let’s get back to this subject as it seems there is still no solution. > Recently we - Yandex.Browser - discussed with Opera if there could be a > standard for page icons (let’s call it so) on NewTabPage that replace small > screenshots with nice logos like this: > https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1830800/ss_tablo.jpg > > This page icon might also contain a notification counter that would enable > website to communicate with user and improve retention. Similar to mobile > icons and notifications. But on desktop there might be more than one counter. > > * Counter use-cases: > 1.Mail (gmail, yahoo, yandex) - number of unread/new emails. > 2.Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc) - number of > notifications, messages, friends requests. > 3.E-commerce (Amazon, eBay, TaoBao etc) - number of cart items (waiting list > items) > 4.Microblogs and contend-based platforms (tumblr, youtube, ask, quora, news > website etc) - number of new content. > > * How the standard could look like: > <link rel=“newtabpage_icon" href=“logo_url" show_title=“true/false” (optional > attribute; default: false - for main page; true - for internal) > ntp_manifest=“manifest_url” (optional attribute; only for counter > implementation) /> > > * How the manifest could look like: > I would suggest to postpone this discussion for later and focus on the first > part. Step by step. > > * What kind of issues do I see: > 1) There’re 3 general formats of page icons: > a) square in Chrome, Opera > b) floating in FF and Safari > c) fixed ratio in Yandex (1:2), Maxthon (1:1,4) > Obvious there should just one icon provided by webmaster. So we need to agree > on the aspect ratio (and size). Thus some developers will need to find a way > how to handle it. But I believe it’s just a matter of fitting and resizing. > 2) There is already a couple of standards or quasi-standads: > - favicons (most promising seems to be the increasing of their size and > svg support) > - apple-touch-icon used by Apple and Android > - msapplication-TileImage used by MS > - Firefox OS icon (detached case) > - SpeedDial API by Opera (as an extension) > > In Yandex.Browser we think how to improve our Tablo API and we would prefer > to use some common approach rather than developing a proprietary standard. So > guys, what do you think? Is there a place for such kind of standard or it’s > already too tight among those semi-standards?
The 'theme-color' <meta> value recently proposed and standardized by Android covers the color use-case, at least. ~TJ