OSDPL: Icons representing content status

Jonathan Hung jhung.utoronto at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 20:54:20 UTC 2009

The fact that there isn't an easy way to iconify these concepts and
there haven't been any obvious answers affirms my initial difficulty
with this.

Varied coloured text or text with different emphasis definitely is
more appealing. (Also makes it more accessible!).

I'll take a look through that icon set to see if there's anything
inspiring. But I'm not going to pick icons just for icon's sake.

Thanks for the thoughts Eli!

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Eli Cochran, UC Berkeley
<eli at media.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Jonathan,
> Those states are all a bit conceptual. I suspect that you will need an
> icon _and_ text but a distinct (even if not conceptually perfect) icon
> for each state would make it easier to distinguish the states. Even a
> different color would probably work since I'm not sure that you're
> going to be able to capture a concept like "Ready for Review" in an
> icon.
> The Silk Open Source icon family has a number of icons that might
> work. These icons are very small and are getting a bit over-exposed
> (please someone come up with another cool OS icon set) but it might be
> a good place to start.
> http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/previews/index_abc.png
> - Eli
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:06 AM, Jonathan Hung <jhung.utoronto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - Draft
>> - Open for Comments
>> - Ready for Review
>> - Published
>> - Reviewed
>> - Not reviewed**
>> I'm trying to think of a succinct icon that describes each state, but
>> I can't think of anything appropriate. Anyone care to make
>> suggestions?

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