Defining Custom Content Type Icons
In most places where content items are listed in CUE, the name is accompanied by an icon. In general, the idea is that the icon represents the content item type - so stories are represented by document icons, pictures by image icons, and so on. Only a small number of generic icons are supplied with CUE, however, so in publications with many content types, different types will end up being represented by the same icons. You can, however, define your own icons and associate them with the content types defined in your publication.
To define an icon for a content type, you must add a
ui:icon element to your publication's
content-type resource, as a child of the appropriate
content-type element. Suppose, for example, that you
want to add an icon for your Gallery content type: you would then need
to insert a
ui:icon element as a child of the
<content-type name="gallery"> element.
For general information about the
You will see that the
ui:icon supports a number of
built-in icons. These icons are, however, only for use in
and cannot be used in
Instead you must:
Make your own icon as a PNG image.
Put it in a location on the network that will accessible to CUE.
Supply the absolute URI of the PNG file in the
ui:iconelement. For example:
The icon images you create must have the following characteristics:
Monochrome: black on a transparent background. CUE automatically inverts the colors where necessary.
32x32 pixels in size