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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Image Testing

One of the things I heard recently from someone was that they clicked some of the links in the newsletter and the front page, expecting to read some information, and got sent to an event instead. That was annoying, and I can understand that. I do try to put in good descriptions, but perhaps that’s not always clear.slash_billg

  So I decided to experiment with some images. I remember Slashdot using some images for articles, and I always liked that. Didn’t use them a lot myself, but they were funny at times, especially the Bill Gates one. That one with the Borg was always humorous to me.

So I searched around after a few failed attempts to build my own icons, and for a few dollars, I grabbed some icons and added some text.

I built this one for technical articles:

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and this one for events

Event

I also have a couple that I’m working on for webinars and perhaps other things as well. We already have the Raw Materials comic icon:

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Let me know if you think this is helpful, and if I should mark other article types, perhaps by subject, or even with a globe or arrow to denote articles not on SQLServerCentral.

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Posted by Anonymous on 24 May 2010

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Posted by Jason Brimhall on 24 May 2010

I think this is helpful.  Thanks for the added flair;)

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