How does one settle on a feature icon style?

This question may be vague, so let me know if I need to provide details, but I’m mainly looking for some direction.

I’m currently working on designing feature icons for my companies dashboard. I have never done much extensive work on icons before and while exploring different styles, I am overwhelmed with the number of directions I can take this in. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to narrow the style of icons we should have to represent our company or even how they approach icon design. Just to clarify, this isn’t for simple icons like copy, save, edit etc – it’s more complex ones that represent concepts. So all in all, essentially how does one approach styling the iconography of a product?

Thank you very much!

Append cart icon to end of main nav menu

I’m using a custom theme and want to append a cart icon to the main nav menu. This is my site.

I used the theme_location to select for the primary navigation as it’s defined in my functions.php in my parent theme, however the primary menu must’ve have been used twice on the same page in my theme, because the cart icon show sup twice. How do I work around this.

    // Add Font Awesome to site.     add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'dcwd_include_font_awesome_css' );     function dcwd_include_font_awesome_css() {         // Enqueue Font Awesome from a CDN.         wp_enqueue_style( 'font-awesome-cdn', '' );     }       // Style the cart count number.     add_action( 'wp_head', 'dcwd_cart_count_styles' );     function dcwd_cart_count_styles() {     ?>     <style>     #menu-main-nav.cart { position: relative; margin-top: auto; margin-bottom: auto; }     #menu-main-nav .count { background: #666; color: #fff; border-radius: 2em; height: 18px; line-height: 18px; position: absolute; right: 5px; text-align: center; top: 90%; transform: translateY(-100%) translateX(15%); width: 18px; }     </style>     <?php     }        add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_items', 'am_append_cart_icon', 10, 2 );     function am_append_cart_icon( $  items, $  args ) {         if( $  args->theme_location == 'Primary Navigation')             {                 $  cart_item_count = WC()->cart->get_cart_contents_count();                 $  cart_count_span = '';                 if ( $  cart_item_count ) {                     $  cart_count_span = '<span class="count">'.$  cart_item_count.'</span>';         }         $  cart_link = '<li class="cart menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page"><a href="' . get_permalink( wc_get_page_id( 'cart' ) ) . '"><i class="fa fa-shopping-bag"></i>'.$  cart_count_span.'</a></li>';          // Add the cart link to the end of the menu.         $  items = $  items . $  cart_link;          return $  items;         }  } 

Here is the register code for the nav menus in functions.php

/*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/ /* Register WP3.0+ Menus /*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/ register_nav_menu('Primary Navigation', 'Main Menu'); register_nav_menu('Footer Navigation', 'Footer Menu'); register_nav_menu('Top Toolbar Navigation', 'Top Toolbar Menu'); //add nav_menu if UberMenu installed... global $  ttso; $  ubermenu = $  ttso->ka_ubermenu; if('true' == $  ubermenu): register_nav_menu('UberMenu', 'UberMenu'); endif; 

I want to display the cart only on the main menu navigation at the top, and not below the image slider.

Nike Icon Clash Puts on the Full Court Press

Heating up on and off the court nike herren 

shorts this winter season, the Nike Icon Clash collection returns with a versatile line of mix-and-match workout 

pieces rooted in basketball design. Sprinkled with feminine glam, such as gold and silver metallics, and paired with 

detailed stripes, jersey fabric and engineered knits, the pieces are tailored for a variety of workouts and transition 

easily to daily runways. 

“With Nike’s new Icon Clash collection, nike 

herren jogginghose we’re really excited to extend the energy and amazing sport details from the game of 

basketball onto versatile products across running, training and more,” says Jessica Laird, Nike Women’s Apparel Senior 

Creative Director. The Nike Sportswear 2019 Holiday Collection puts a winterized spin on classic outerwear silhouettes 

through a combination of textured and quilted fabrics.

The men and women’s collections arrive on, the Nike App and in select stores globally this November. The ACG 

Gore-Tex Jacket nike damen hoodie meshes 

Gore’s waterproof, windproof and breathable technologies with ACG’s silhouette for the line’s most protective 

jacket. The collection also includes the ACG Primaloft Hooded Jacket, which provides lightweight warmth, plus wind and 

water resistance. The ACG Primaloft Trail Paint delivers insulation for cold and wet hikes, and incorporates reinforced 

knee and seat areas that strengthen the pant for activity in all conditions. 

This collection is an updated take on ’60s counter-culture through bold colors, graphics and text. With thoughtful 

color and arrangement, nike jogginghose damen

Hudson employs a pattern of loose circles to convey constant motion and togetherness. “The hand-painted dot 

pattern that is used through the line was meant to convey a feeling of movement and motion, but in a less-than-perfect 

way,” Hudson says. “To me, the dots feel like individuals all coming together to form something bigger when you see it 

as a larger pattern.”

Cycling windows by click on dock program’s icon

By now, when I click to an application in my dock it is minimized. But I would like to cycle through all open tabs of that application with this action.

I use to use the Super+number hot keys to toggle between programs, however, by this, it show me the system activities while there is multiple tabs of the target application.

How could I change this behavior?

How do you create or select an icon for a feature?

How do you work out what icon type or image you need for a feature?

There’s been quite a lot of very small questions here in the form of “What is a good icon for feature X?”.

Instead we should be looking for a general guide in creating or brainstorming for an icon, that can be applied in a lot of situations and applications.

This could possibly be done by looking an intermediary step:

Feature / Semantics

  1. Terms that represent this feature
  2. Icon for that term


Level of anger for client

  1. heat map
  2. Icon for heat map

This question is about step 1, the step you use to create a list, ideas or resource for possible icons that will be applied to the feature.

HELP: Using icon or text label?

I have the following issue regading UX/UI Design. A little introduction: Currently we are working on a new version of a document based application. This is for mostly municipalities/goverment kind of companies. Like you are working on a case and everything related to that case will be stored as documents in that certain case, and that can be like e-mails etc.

The question of our users/clients was that they want to see wether the document is finalized or still in concept (document status). So i came with a label showing: Definitief (dutch for finalized) like in the screenshot. In our older version we used icons like a green check and a pencil. We had discussions about it with developers and we have two camps. I am afraid that new users won’t understand it anymore because of that icons needs to be understandable.

With those two things in my mind:

  1. “Don’t use icons with conflicting meaning. Icons that could represent multiple things should be avoided.”
  2. “When in doubt, remember the best icon is a text label.”

What would you do? Icon or text label in the design like this?

Thanks for reading!


Change icon pack in KDE Plasma

I use KUbuntu and I use Breeze theme, I like it, but I would like to use trash icon from Ubuntu 16 (Unity) which looks like this (I have it):

Trash icon

So I created folder Breeze_tomsk (I copied original Breeze icons and replaced trash icon) in ~/.icons/ folder, and I cannot change my icon pack, because in Plasma settings I don’t see my icon pack, where is problem?

KDE Plasma settings