We set out with a goal to redesign the phpBB2′s vanilla smiles for our upcoming upgrade to phpBB3. The reason our Design team set out to redesign it was simple. The two reasons are, we did not like the design of ProSilver smiles and we loved the current (now old) smiles that we were using.
So our Design team set out on the task of freshening them up. Different designs and dimensions were considered and ultimately we settled with the set we have now. You will notice that they are no longer pixelated and feature a lighter and brighter gradient to liven up our lemon styled smiles.
Here is a comparison of the old and new.
Special thanks goes out to Goran, Tom and Evangeline for their hard work.