Guidelines for Adding Icons to your Marketplace Add-On
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When creating a Marketplace add-on, you can add an icon to serve as a visual identifier for your users. The icon appears in many places (e.g., the Marketplace website and users' dashboards), so it is important that your icon is easy to view in any size and follows certain rules. In this guide, we will walk through guidelines and best practices for uploading a great add-on icon.
Here is an example of an icon in context:
Avoid going too much higher than 24x24px.
In some cases the icon will be resized down to 16x16px which will make the icon unrecognizable if it's too large
|Aspect ratio||1:1 (square)|
|Corners||No round corners|
We prefer dark colors with good contrast to be seen against a light background.
A transparent background is the only accepted background.
Your icon should be designed to fill 10/12ths (20px for a 24px icon) of a vertical or horizontal space. Make sure to leave a margin of at least 1/12th (2px for a 24px icon) margin around your icon that is free of any visual elements.
|An example of an icon with a proper margin||Grid properly applied to the icon design|
DOs & DON'Ts
|DON'T use low contrast foreground colors||DO use nice contrast colors. Transparent background is a plus!|
|DON'T export the icon without any margins||DO give your icon some room to breath|
|DON'T use drop shadows, bevel, emboss, or|
any other similar visual effects because those don't downscale well
|DO use outline icons with proper line width. They look sharper while downscaling|
|DON'T use excessive amounts of text in your icon.|
This makes it hard to identify and read at smaller sizes
|DO use a mark that will visually represent your add-on|
|DON'T use a logo and a name you don't own||DO use a original mark and name|
Example of a Proper Icon
In the top left corner of the add-on below, you will see an example of a proper icon that adheres to all of the guidelines.
For more information about Marketplace, check out QuickNode Marketplace or more Marketplace Guides.
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