Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Designing Your Application Group Icon

The application group icon represents the container in which users find your application, as well as any other files you may choose to include, such as ReadMe or sample files. Design the icon in such a way that users know it is a container, such as a folder or box.

Figure 4-13 Examples of application group icons


The concept used in Application Manager is that of an icon based on accordion-style folders, as seen in Figure 4-13. This icon is large enough that images can be stamped on the front of it to indicate to the user what kind of things can be found inside.