These icons can be used to depict various microformats in webpages or on the desktop.
Publishers are advised to ensure that these icons are used in an accessible fashion, by including suitable "alt" attributes.
Icon designers are reminded that inability to distinguish between red and green is the commonest form of colour-blindness .
Unless otherwise noted, these icons are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.
A first effort has been completed by Wolfgang Bartelme and Chris Messina to create a series of web-friendly icons and buttons for microformats.
- hCard Add
- hCard Download
- hResume (button)
- rel-tag (button)
- XFN (button)
Based on the General Icon DevKit:
- hCalendar Download
- hCalendar Add
- hAudio Icons
- Hober pointed out that bright green seems to be a common color for [eventful.com/images/skin/ical.gif ical chicklets]
- Tantek wonders if the rel-tag button is useful
- ChrisMessina suggest a need for a small 10x10 tag icon
- Tantek wonders whether we need an hCard Download icon -- since it focuses too much on the "pipes"
- Ron thinks it's ok to use icons, cause it's a nice way of promoting the "Microformat idea". Maybe it's a good idea to use a downward aimed arrow to indicate the possibility to "download" something (like an hCard or hResume).
- Adam wonders if a multiple-license, including GPL, might be helpful in increasing adoption among wordpress themes.
- Pfefferle suggests to change the color of the XFN-button into blue, because it uses the rel-attribute like "rel-tag" .
- SvenDowideit wonders what font is used above, and why there are no open source friendly source files - ie svg (Dmitry's site is offline so i don't know if those are what I'm looking for)
- Tantek: wonders if a rel-me icon is necessary or appropriate; perhaps something indicating "facets"?
- ChrisMesssina: rel-me is useful in blog posts where you link to other posts that you've written
- Jon Williams 13:40, 5 Jan 2007 (PST): I thought "Flickr buddy" when I first saw these due to the color. Also the pink/blue may annoy people with some gender issues. Maybe we should use green for the sweetheart?
- Pat Hawks 12:58, 11 Apr 2008 (CST): Should "crush" and "sweetheart" use the same icon? Should "colleague" and "co-worker" use the same? Do we need one for "contact" or "acquaintance" as well?
- (download the kit)
- Steve Ivy: I don't have a good icon for vote-abstain. Recommendations welcome. These are also a tad large to site next to links, perhaps?
- Andy Mabbett: Is +1/-1 a common way of representing voting? Would ticks and crosses be better, or thumbs up/ down (or horizontal for abstain)?
Can be used in the background-image CSS property, next to a geo microformat. It could also indicate that a map opens in a new window:
- (taken from Geotag Icon Project)
Created by Chris Messina
PDF & SVG
This logo looks pretty much as first icon of Chris’ set. You could open it in any bitmap or vector editing tools, such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Created by Dmitry Baranovskiy
Examples in the Wild
- ZeroSeis uses hCard download icon.
- Bay of Islands uses hCard geo icon eg. in Moustrap Backpackers page
- nextBBS uses vote-links icons.
- Revolução Etc uses hCard download icon and tag icon.
- There are various microformat logos on the West Midland Bird Club's "about this site" page and on its contacts and events pages