Re: Icons

Subject: Re: Icons
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 14:11:36 -0700

At 03:30 PM 4/30/97 -0500, Rob wrote:

>The manuals I have consulted define "warning, "caution" and "note" but do not
>provide examples of generally accepted icons for each. Can you tell me,
based on
>the following descriptions, if the icons we are creating are acceptable?
>
>WARNING: a triangle with an exclamation point inside it.
>CAUTION: a triangle inside another triangle.
>NOTE: the word "note" with a triangle pointing to the text to the right.
>(lots of triangles!)
>
In general, when I see cute icons I reach for my air sickness bag, but I'm
surely in a minority here.

Do yourself a favor, Rob. Create a dummy page where you use all of your
icons and see what it looks like. What seems like a good idea where there is
only one icon per page can look pretty awful or silly when there are more
than one.

--Wayne Douglass

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