Icons communicate meaning in a graphical user interface.

We use a subset of Font Awesome on library.sd.gov.

Usability Benefits

  • Icons make good targets -- easily touched with finger or mouse
  • Icons save space
  • Icons are easily recognized
  • Icons do not need translation for international users
  • Icons can be visually pleasing

Icons in use:

Icon Purpose
archive, ZIP file
audiofile
Blogger blog post
book
checkmark, form
cloud, represents libguides sites
database
email
external link
Facebook
fire icon, represents SD DOE websites
gavel, board
Google Drive
Instagram
map marker
news
PDF file
phone
Pinterest
Powerpoint file
search
Twitter
Word File
YouTube
Information Officer/Webmaster

Wynne Nafus Sayer

1-605-773-3131 (Option 6)
1-605-773-2704
email