A while ago I was looking for pretty icons to use in my Notes action bars. I found the as excellent as cheap (0â‚¬/0$) Famfamfam icons from Mark James (apparently Famfamfam is a man).
While this library is of unknown quality, to me it has 2 limitations to make them usable in Notes:
- The icons are in png format (not supported by Notes Designer) instead of gifs.
- The library has 1000 icons, not all of them evenly useful. It makes it hard to find the right icon for your needs.
That’s why I decided to make a selection of the icons that appear the most useful to me and put them into different categories. Then I converted them to gifs while respecting the original transparency of the pngs.
This is an example of how they look like in a form:
Here you can download the 180 action bar icons for Lotus Notes I selected (each category is a folder in the zipfile).
Doing the selection, deciding on the categories and converting the gifs was a lot of work, but I believe it can be an important timesaver, because it are often the same kind of action buttons we face in our applications.
These are the categories I came up with:
- response docs
- run agent
- send back
The selection of icons and categories are my personal choice and are therefor discussable, so feel free to comment. If you think it is interesting, I could also bundle them in a Notes database, but for now I don’t see the added value of this.
Also, if you need more icons (this is the basis set), you can always find them on the original Famfamfam site, but you’ll have to convert the png’s yourself.
All credits go to Mark, the owner of the site. I tried to contact the guy to ask him if I’m allowed to bundle his icons this way, but he didn’t answer, so, Mark, if you ever see this post, please see it as an extra way of spreading your beautiful library.