At some point yesterday (July 17, 2014) tumblr made a change under the hood which disabled all custom icons that had been installed using the method that I used to create them.
As of now, I have gone through and made the necessary changes to all of the icon sets. In order for them to work again, you will have to re-install them — they will not update manually. If there’s a way to automatically push updates to user styles, I don’t know what it is.
Alternatively, if you’re comfortable editing the code yourself, you can edit it without re-downloading. Just look for the part that says “#header” and change it to “.l-header” (that’s a lower-case L after the period) and save the changes.
If you are using xkit and also a full icon set that replaces the xkit logo, you’ll have to re-install the set. This new method does not replace the xkit logo by default, and requires some extra code for that particular icon.
If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact me on my personal blog.
I’ve also edited the directions for how to make your own icons with the new code.
Q:could you do like a deck of cards icon set? inspired by magicians, (from the now you see me movie but i don't know if you've seen it or not) anyways the fandom is getting bigger and it'd be really cool to have them
Hi there, I hope you didn’t have to wait long for this answer. I’ve archived the homeicons blog (and moved it to a separate account so I’d stop seeing it) because it stopped being fun, but I was still hoping to get message notifications and I didn’t get one for your messages. From looking at your blog, though, I think you just sent these yesterday, so I don’t think I kept you hanging too long.
Still, this sounded like kind of a neat idea, so I wanted to give it a try. I see that you ended up making your own version of the other symbol you sent, so I’ll skip that one, but this one seemed like a bit of a challenge.
I kind of pictured a magician holding fanned cards when I read this (I haven’t seen the movie, but I used to do a little magic myself so I wasn’t completely lost here). The only trouble is the tiny image size needed for icons. Still, even though the icons on the cards are pretty small, I think they’re legible enough to work. I hope it works for you!
You can install the set at http://userstyles.org/styles/89935/magic-cards-tumblr-icons
Q:I'm actually using icons made by someone else and they've requested that other people not use their images, but thanks anyway!
Sorry I couldn’t be of any help! It’s just beyond my skill level.
Q:Since I installed XKit 7, I've been having the problem of the XKit logo being replaced with the help symbol because of my icons. With XKit 6, there were userstyles to fix the problem with the home icon being duplicated (this is the one I was using: userstyles*org/styles/86964 ), so do you think you would be able to make one that does the same for XKit 7? Thanks!
This is the first I’d heard of that style. I’d asked xkit’s developer about how their icon is pulled to see if I could do something about it, but never got a response so I just accepted that I couldn’t do anything about it.
With xkit 7, the “help” icon in my styles shifts one line lower, so for the PeopleMover styles where I included icons, I made new versions where I shifted the “help” icon up one line (and I replaced the question mark with an xkit logo).
So the solution I know would be to make whatever icon you are using reflect the change — the style you pointed me to is all gibberish to me (it’s not gibberish, I’m sure, it’s just that I’m no programmer and all I see is a long string of numbers and letters that don’t mean a thing to me).
Short of making new versions of the over 100 icon styles that I have, there’s not much I can do. If you let me know what style you’re using, though, maybe I can adjust it for you?
I just upgraded to xkit 7 in my browser(s), and noticed that the new xkit, instead of duplicating the “home” icon in the middle of the icon bar like xkit 6 did (at least with my icon sets), replaces the “help” icon.
So for those of you using the PeopleMover trains as icons, I’ve updated them to reflect proper placement of the xkit logo. If you already have it installed, it will remain the same for the sake of those without xkit — instead, I’ve released the new designs as separate styles.
(don’t mind the following image link — it’s just there for easy access so when I finish playing with these styles in the future, I have easy access to plug the URL of my regular icon bar back in)
Could I please I get the top image as the home button, and the bottom as the message box? Both in the white silhouette? Thank you so much!
I didn’t go 100% silhouette with the Necronomicon, since I didn’t want to lose the wrinkly feel of it — I just lightened it up quite a bit while leaving some of the texture.
You can install this at http://userstyles.org/styles/88214/army-of-darkness
Hail to the king, baby.
I made a style that replaces the tumblr logo at the top of your dashboard with a WDI logo, just for the heck of it.
It can be installed at http://userstyles.org/styles/87587/walt-disney-imagineering
Q:Can i get the dreamcatcher as my home icon please!? By the way, all the icons are amazing!
Definitely! Here you go:
You can install it at http://userstyles.org/styles/87572/dreamcatcher-home-icon
Oooh, that person knows a trick that I don’t know for just making it as an individual icon instead of a whole icon bar.
I may have to go back and try to learn that eventually…or I may just keep doing what I’m doing since it works for me.
But I’ve made a bar that combines their Merlin with the Owl that I put together.
Merlin may be a little smaller than their version — their image size is larger than what fits in my template.
But if that looks OK to you, you can install it at http://userstyles.org/styles/87436/merlin-and-owl
Again, for the sake of everyone else, I want to be upfront that I did not make the Merlin icon. I borrowed it from brolinskeep so I could combine it with the owl (I hope they don’t mind). The link on top of this post leads to the original.
I’ll have to look through their stuff more later when I’ve got more time — I may be able to learn a thing or two from them! They’ve definitely learned more about altering dashboards than I have!
Q:Hi! I absolutely adore your Owl Post ask button but when I have it, I'm no longer able to change the dashboard icon :/ Is there any way to fix this?
All five icons are pulled from a single image file. So in order to have the Owl Post icon combined with a different home icon, they have to both be in the same image.
What do you want for the home icon (if it’s not one of mine, send me a link to it)? I should be able to combine them into the same image.