In BuddyPress 1.6 we are introducing a top level admin menu for moderating the Activity Streams. While in development we’ve been using the BuddyPress icon for now, but we want a snazzy theme of icons or when we incorporate Groups, Private Messages, and Friendships in there too.
I really like how the bbPress icons aren’t so literal. If you haven’t seen them, they are pretty sweet. This got me thinking about what kind of metaphorical icons we could have for BuddyPress, and as it turns out I’m not that creative at 2pm on a Friday.
Example: Instead of having literal icons (envelope for PM’s, user silhouette for Groups, etc… We could have little party icons – Cake, Piñata, Candles, Cards, Gifts, etc…
We could do cities, clubs, teams, leagues, anything community related really. What’s important is that they have a loose connection to the thing they are associated with and fit the overall BuddyPress project.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, we could really use your brainstorming abilities!