When sending an inline smiley code, such as :) :D ;) :o :p 8-) :@ :s :$ :( :'( |-), it results in pristine smiley quality.
However, sending it's external .swf counterpart seems to result in a very poor quality smiley. (Smile) (Biggrin) (Wink) (Eek) (Tongue) (Cool) (Mad) (Confused) (Redface) (Frown) (Crying) (Sleepy)
The quality of the extended smiley code is much, much worse than the shortcut smiley code. Examples are provided below:
Mini-note: Seems like 8-) and (cool) are both terrible quality.
Mini-note 2: :-* is great quality.