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June 27th, 2007

Icons and Usability

Throughout the development process one item that can be an interesting struggle is icons. On the surface, icons can save space and can liven up an otherwise drab page. Well, that is, icons can save space if you don’t label them in some way. The problem then becomes if you don’t label an icon then a user has to guess at its meaning. This never ends well.

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Nick Gernert leads the Platform Services team that's part of Voce Connect and oversees all web development efforts as well as making sure all those efforts are strategically sound. He is on Twitter as @nickgernert.

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sean on June 27th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

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