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This is where we will manage all search icons. Recently, with the help of GHe, a fellow Wikian and Janitor, we received some new functions throughout the site. Included were new summaries when posting a message and the like. Another one is this: Search icons! Sure, before we said that making search icons would be too biased or whatever, but here is how it's going to work.

If you want to make a search icon, go ahead, and post it here. Since I am taking responsibility for this "project", I will take care of posting the search icons up when ready to appear next to the search bar and such. I will judge if a crop is bad or if an image is bad and if that happens, the search icon will have to be remade. I personally will not make anyone search icons (unless I really feel like it) because I don't have that kind of time. But I will upload others' icons.

All search icons must be 127 px in width and 56 px in height. They must also follow this format:


So soon I will start creating my own search icons. Everyone feel free to send in their own, they have a good chance of approval as long as text isn't too small, crop isn't bad, and image is nicely and cleanly resized. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 03:24, 11 March 2008 (UTC)


Nice. Are the search icons going to consist of fanon creations on this Wiki and canon stuff? And how do you make one? Just want those two tidbits answered. Thanks. Unit 8311 18:10, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Of course, this is Star Wars Fanon, so definitely all fanon creations can be considered. That's what I was aiming for. And you basically just take that image of Vader's search icon for a template and make it in Adobe Illustrator or photoshop or something of the sort. If you can't make one... sorry Tongue I myself have not had a chance to try yet, that Vader icon was taken (with due credit) from Wookieepedia. I'm actually going to try right now while I have the tools here in class to do so. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 18:19, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Do we just upload them onto this page, as an entry? Darth tom Chit 'n' Chat 19:40, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Just upload it to SWF (as you normally would upload an image) and then place the image here for "review". If it is good (see above), then I will put it on the template needed for the search icons to work. And just so everyone knows, we currently have 2 search icons. One is of Darth Vader and the other is from Star Wars Fanon's logo. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 19:43, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I see. Thank you. Also, the font for the 'search' text, does it have to be a particular font? Because is it does, please could you tell me what font it is on MS Word, because I partially use that in my own images. Thanks. Grin Darth tom Chit 'n' Chat 20:11, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, EPISODE I font. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 20:15, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

We're going to need more than just canon images. We should be taking images of Featured Articles too. - President Brandon Rhea Presidentialseal (Pressroom) (Accomplishments) 20:54, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

OK, I made one.Search bar image How's that for one, and, also, may I create others? Darth tom Chit 'n' Chat 21:00, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

The resizing of the image is bad and the lettering is all messed up. Can't have none of that. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 21:05, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Deja vu. Where I have I seen this before? -Solus (Bird of Prey) 22:10, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Nowhere ... Whistling --Squishy Vic discussion archives 00:47, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
There is nothing to see here. Move along. ;) -- Riffsyphon1024 22:15, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Umm...if someone could use their superior skills to get this in the way it's supposed to be, I'd very much like that. (Because I am incapable of doing so and an attempt would destroy the entire Internet as we know it :o) Thanks.
NKsig Jesus Freak NK says NK's 'mazin' articles Sabersmilygreend 23:03, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
I will try if I feel like it, but later, because I don't have the tools right now and won't until Thursday. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 00:47, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, if someone needs me to I can, but I've had my fair share of these - 60 something, I believe. -Solus (Bird of Prey) 02:35, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I see what you mean. That's what comes from using a poor program like paint. This time, I used photoshop to resize it, and decided to make one of one of my favourite articles, Ada Karr, by NKSCF, and I resized it properly. Vic, how's this one?

Search bar icon resized backup

Hope you don't mind NK Grin Darth tom Chit 'n' Chat 19:20, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

That works. But from now on name your search icons by the subject in question, such as "AdaKarrSearchicon.png" or something similar. Generic names are boring and don't reflect the character/subject, and in the future might be overwritten by other generic names. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 19:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry. It's just that I'm just the kind of person that names my pictures in that way on my computer! It makes them easier to find on my computer, and sometimes I just forget to change the destination filename. I'll try to remember in the future. Darth tom Chit 'n' Chat 19:40, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind Vic, but I made another one. NKSCF, you requested that someone make one of that Ichi Go image? I have. Here it is.


Hope that you all like it GrinDarth tom Chit 'n' Chat 21:14, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


Nice. Do some of my people next! Lol - President Brandon Rhea Presidentialseal (Pressroom) (Accomplishments) 20:54, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


  • It's fine, I'm just glad that the idea was accepted, I really don't care who proposes it.—Darthtyler Scuba_Diver.gif Talk 17:00, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I didn't know about these before I tried seeing what Monobook was like today. I'll photoshop some icons tonight. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 22:27, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Gallery of search icons

I was coerced. -Solus (Bird of Prey) 23:33, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

VERY NICE! I will put them into the template immediately. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 23:59, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Wow.... --Xepeyon You Speak, I've Spoken 00:09, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Done. Thank you very much Solus. Very nicely done. The only tidbit is how come some images (such as on Ussej II and Cernos Antrell) have a black background? --Squishy Vic discussion archives 00:15, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

They looked better on a black background. I thought. I can change it white if you want. -Solus (Bird of Prey) 11:11, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
EDIT: Is this better, Abeonis? -Solus (Bird of Prey) 15:47, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Malum and the Lettow symbol look fine on the black background because they're evil, but Bac 2 looks weird with that imo. - President Brandon Rhea Presidentialseal (Pressroom) (Accomplishments) 16:32, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Either way is fine, I was just saying since all the others were white backgrounded. --Squishy Vic discussion archives 16:47, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Bac: No sooner said than fixed. -Solus (Bird of Prey) 18:09, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Very good, excellent job Solus. Makes the wiki feel more like wookieepedia, and that's not a bad thing. Maybe you could do some for my flagship articles (i.e. 8311 and Steel Legion), please? Unit 8311 21:12, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Who squished CABAL and the Decreto symbol?! -Solus (Bird of Prey) 01:26, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Me. The Decreto symbol has to be quished because it is too tall, otherwise there would be a massive white space above "search"; as for the Cabal face, if you can sort that out, your welcome too. Darth Abeonis Sith Council Sith Campaign 14:07, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Requests. Glurp. As for the Decreto symbol, it is too vertical to make a good icon, just like the Bendu symbol wouldn't make a good icon. It's too... vertical. -Solus (Bird of Prey) 19:22, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

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