[OpenID] Live Icons for visual recognition of IDP logos

Allen Tom atom at yahoo-inc.com
Thu Apr 2 00:17:26 UTC 2009

Asking the user to enter their email address would be far more scalable 
than having a bunch of buttons, but that seems to be an unpopular option.


SitG Admin wrote:
> Just an idea that came to me while thinking about the OpenID Selector 
> widget. The more sites to adopt OpenID as an IDP, the more logos we're 
> likely to have, and then a Selector would either showcase an 
> overwhelming number of icons trying to give users of every service 
> something they'd recognize, or discriminate between IDP's in showing 
> users only a limited selection trying to keep it simple. How about a 
> small area, with an animated (perhaps cycling through icons, perhaps a 
> scrolling "banner") display of all the known/popular IDP's, but only a 
> few at a time?
> -Shade
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