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Use the second or third icon. If you read the article you took that image from (https://bold.pixelapse.com/minming/share-the-icon-no-one-agrees-on) you'd see that the author recommends using the second icon, the "Outgoing Tray" over the third "Three Dots" icon because the arrow helps convey sharing even to users who haven't seen the icons before and haven't ...
For websites, most places tend to just use icons like the ones below. This reference is from this article talking about adding them to a Blogspot. In your case, if you're just sharing between one person, I would just use the word "Share" or the phrase "Share with a friend". It's clear, to the point, and easy for your user to understand. If you do want an ...
Locked icons are most prevalently used to communicate whether data being submitted is secure or not and generally not the state of log in or not. Generally when you're logged in, you are "secure" and therefore a closed locked icon is used. You can however be not logged in and still submit secure data through https. Your chrome browser (and many other ...
I think plus/minus is better choice for a number of reasons: User clearly understand this row has child rows Minus sign also clearly states user can close it It represents tree view with perfect understanding But plus/minus looks a bit boring if not designed well similar to your second example. So design these in way that it looks apealing to users.
The two common ways to do it have already been presented in your question. Essentially you either show a progress bar with a message or a spinner with a message. Either one is a decent solution. The question of what they should look like is more a design issue than a UX issue as long as the message is clear and clearly associated with the spinner or ...
I typically use a grippy looking dotted area like this, that's also roughly the size/shape of a fingertip. ...or 3 bars indicating a similarly grippable area: The idea being to make it look like the surface of the button itself stippled or embossed - and so making it more connected to the whole button rather than being a separate function or action. ...
Is there a standard icon for how the message should display? No. Icons, in general, don't have meaning and are only relevant based on a user's previous experience with them. You should never use only an icon to convey important information. We want our users to know that progress is being made, and ideally we'd like to show a spinner icon (there is ...
I think both are equally clear however I would never nest the twisty arrows. They feel more like a single level accordion so here are the questions I ask when deciding... If there are multiple levels of hidden child items then use + and - If there is only a single level of hidden items then either one acceptable If I can click on the entire row to ...
My preference is Font Awesome's share icon, which is pretty close to the second one in your list. The logic being that Font Awesome is a really popular library, and if we all use it's share icon then users will instantly know what it means when they come to our website/use our app etc.
No tests here but I would choose the android one (quite often used on different websites no matter the OS) If its multi sharing, the best choice is to let appear some social icons that everybody knows and use a "+" icon if you don't have enough space.
I would use the "blocked" icon (circle with a line) instead of a "lock" icon since "lock" has been overloaded with meaning. Something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups This allows you to still use the lock for logging in securely.
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