QBullets and Other Icons

QBullets are small icons designed to provide meta-information about a hyperlink. Developed by Matterform Media, they have evolved from static to animated. The icons are free to download; the firm asks for a credit link.

For the most part, I prefer the static ones. I developed the structure below; it does not mirror Matterform's structure/taxonomy. There is no consistent image size; maximum icon pixel width or height is 14.

Additional (not QBullets) icons appear below as well.

 

QBullets
content function media microsoft navigation other
lightbulb
lightbulb.gif
lightbulb_a
lightbulb_a.jpg

Links to Definition
edit
edit.gif

User can edit/change value of linked text.
acrobat
acrobat.gif
acrobat_a
acrobat_a.gif

Links to PDF
excel
excel.gif

Links to Excel spreadsheet
window
window.gif

Link opens a new window.
new
new.gif

Marks link as new.
form
form.gif

Links to a page with a form
disk
disk.gif

Link will initiate automatic file download.
flash
flash.gif

Links to Flash
powerpoint
powerpoint.gif

Links to PPT file.
remote
remote.gif
remote_a
remote_a.gif

Links to an external Web site; may be in a new window
news
news.gif

Links to news or news site.
help
help.gif
help_a
help_a.gif

Links to contextual help
mailto
mailto.gif
mailto_a
mailto_a.gif

E-mail hyperlink; should launch e-mail client; should not be used for Web form mail.
movie
movie.gif
movie_a
movie_a.gif

Generic "movie" link; does not provide clue to format required
word
word.gif

Links to Word document
scrolldown
scrolldown.gif
scrolldown_a
scrolldown_a.gif

Links to a place further down, on this page.
sidesmiley
sidesmiley.gif
smiley
smiley.gif
smiley_a
smiley_a.gif
smileyblank
smileyblank.gif
info
info.gif
info_a
info_a.gif

Links to information; helpful for differentiating links if the designer/author is insistent on one-word links.
ftpdir
ftpdir.gif

Links to FTP directory for file download.
real
real.gif

Links to Real media file.
  scrollup
scrollup.gif
scrollup_a
scrollup_a.gif

Links to a place above this point, on this page.
updated
updated.gif

Indicates information has been updated.
note
note.gif
note_a
note_a.gif

Links to a short note, such as footnote.
login
login.gif
login_a
login_a.gif

Links to a log-in page.
sound
sound.gif
sound_a
sound_a.gif

Links to generic sound file.
     
search
search.gif

Links to search page.
secure
secure.gif

Linked page requires login or links to secure page (eg, order form).
vr
vr.gif

Virtual Reality (VRML or other 3D media) link
     

 

Other Icons
excel excel ppt ms internet explorer word word word  
arrow blue down arrow blue up arrow blue left arrow blue right arrow down arrow up arrow left arrow right
arrow orange down arrow orange up arrow orange left arrow orange right printer or fax pdf pdf pdf