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Old 04-04-2015, 02:01 AM
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The Use of Icons in Web Design & Apps

You would have thought that this problem would have gone away but maybe new designers have never heard of mystery meat navigation before...

Evidently this is still a problem today. Icons that people don't know what they are for and therefore don't click them for fear of doing something wrong (think the average person that visits a website or uses technology, not the tech savvy people).

Here is a solution that helps out with this problem:
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...donít use an icon if its meaning isnít a 100% clear to everyone. When in doubt, skip the icon. Reside to simple copy. A text label is always clearer.

If you want to keep the graphical advantages of icons, you can of course combine the icon with copy. Itís an excellent solution that unites the best of both worlds...
The best icon is a text label

Have you ever thought about this?
 
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By today's trend the icon is used to make the design attractive and user friendly.
Icons also helpful for the people to understand the meaning of that particular link where we use the icon. because today everybody use mobile phone and very much aware about the meaning of icons.
So its very best for today's trend.
We are not discussing trending design features. This is about usability. Did you read the referenced articles before replying?
 
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Today's trend the icon is used to make the design attractive.it is more attractive and useful.
That may be a valid opinion from a design perspective but my question for you is did you read the article??????????

This thread is about usability as it relates to the visitor experience.

Do you have any comments about that?
 
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