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I am developping a software program that covers a range of nonprofit
organization management needs through various modules. I am looking
for images/symbols to use with buttons for navigating with.

Does anyone have any knowledge of potential resources where I can look
for button images/symbols covering topics for, Budgeting, Fund-raising,
Organization Planning & Management, Client Intake, Resource Management
(Staff/Personnel, Volunteers, Organization Structure, Skill Banking),
Information & Referral, Dictionary/Taxonomy

John

Nov 13 '05 #1
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"jphelan" <jp*********@hotmail.com> wrote
I am developping a software program that covers a range of nonprofit
organization management needs through various modules. I am looking
for images/symbols to use with buttons for navigating with.

Does anyone have any knowledge of potential resources where I can look
for button images/symbols covering topics for, Budgeting, Fund-raising,
Organization Planning & Management, Client Intake, Resource Management
(Staff/Personnel, Volunteers, Organization Structure, Skill Banking),
Information & Referral, Dictionary/Taxonomy


There are resources on the web - you can search Google - for "button images"
or "icons". Some few collections are free; most are not free, but are
cheap.

Before you do, however, I would think carefully about whether to even go
that route. It is darn near impossible to find uniform images that will
mean the same to everyone. While you can add tool tips that will explain
your images, isn't that really defeating the purpose? You may assume that
icons will make your app easier to use, in fact, my experience has been that
button images, except those *very few* that are intuitive (envelope for
email) or so common that they are *already known* (stop sign), just make the
learning curve steeper. Good placement of buttons, logical ordering, and
limiting their number, do far more than icons of questionable meaning.

Just MHO.

Darryl Kerkeslager
Nov 13 '05 #2

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