6.3 Graphics, Buttons & Icons

Buttons and icons are symbolic representation of objects and the representation of actions that can be applied to objects. Icons, if used properly can be a powerful technique for communication and attracting attention. They can hold the users attention, add interest to a website and quickly convey information. They are also free from the barriers of language.


While using national identity symbols like Flag, National Emblem etc., it MUST be ensured that the images are in a proper ratio and colour.


The graphic elements like buttons and icons should be simple and their meaning and symbolism should be self explanatory and relevant.Buttons and Icons should be large enough to be distinguishable on a high-resolution monitor, since the display size of components decreases with the increase in the screen resolution.