Icon Design

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The Basics about Icon Design

See also the StarOffice Icon Design Guide


Icon sizes

For toolbar icons

  • 16 x 16 pixel
  • 26 x 26 pixel


For MimeType Icons

  • 16 x 16 pixel
  • 32 x 32 pixel
  • 48 x 48 pixel
  • 128 x 128 pixel
  • 265 x 265 pixel




Icon File Formats

For toolbar icons

  • .png


For MimeType Icons

  • .png
  • .ico
  • .icon



Color Language and Symbolism

For toolbar icons

  • The Color palette
  • Symbol languages


For MimeType Icons

  • The Color palette
  • Symbol languages


A Unique Style

Icon Behavior

Design proposal for disabled toolbar icons


Icon Themes

The new Galaxy style

The classic theme

The High Contrast Icons




The Evolution of OpenOffice.org Icons

Evolution of toolbar icons

Some examples of most popular toolbar icons:


Evolution of mime type icons

The evolution of OpenOffife.org mime type icons Overview of all OpenOffice.org 3.0 mime type icons Overview of all OpenOffice.org 2.0 mime type icons




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