POSTS FOR 2005

Status Icon Sets: Flat, Glass, and Shadow

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I’ve been doing tons of Ajax development at work lately. One of my projects (that I built on my own time, and therefore own complete rights to — just in case there was a question) was a very very simple content management system designed only to read/write news postings to the database (with support for Textile formatting), and generate an RSS feed, all with a slick Ajax-based interface. I pitched it to my boss as a replacement for the one we currently had in place, and then implemented it as a tool for our in-house intranet.

Anyways, I thought that some nice status icons would be a nice touch to top off the script.aculo.us effects I was using, to show success, failure, and other information. So I sat down with Fireworks, and went to work. I designed one set, then modified it to create another, then modifed more to make another. And now I’m giving them away.

I’ve bundled 3 sets with 5 icons each. The sets are “Flat”, “Shadow”, and “Glass”, with a fourth set called “Mini-Flat” that’s just a 16x16 version of the “Flat” style. Check ’em out:

If you like ’em, go ahead and download them. Enjoy!

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .