Mark Everard

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Content Icons for EPiServer

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One of the nice features that came along with the new CMS editing interface from EPiServer 7 is the ability to define icons for Pages and Blocks. These icons are used within the new editing interface and give editors a more visual way of deciding which is the right content element to use and create in their site.

Alloy examples

The Alloy Templates starter pack contains a selection of purpose designed images, and demonstrates how useful this can be.

Page icons in EPiServer 7 Alloy templates starter pack

The reality

The horrible reality that I’ve found is that often designing these icons becomes a low priority task for designers and that the below is an example end result! Which lets be honest, doesn’t really help editors too much.

reality-icons

A solution

As part of the project we’re working on at the minute at Marie Curie, we’ve designed a suite of 55 icons for our own implementation. However, being the nice kind-hearted souls that we are (it comes from working in a charity), we’re sharing our work in the hope that fellow CMS implementors will them useful.

CMS-icon-index

The icons can be downloaded here, or are available on a GitHub repository in case you want to contribute some additional icons to the set!

If you use them, why not return some kindness by donating some money to our cause.

* The icons are a derivative of an icon set by Michael Reimer from http://www.bestpsdfreebies.com. If you’re in need of any other icons, you should check out his site.

Written by mark

November 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Posted in Community,EPiServer