[OpenID] Live Icons for visual recognition of IDP logos

Johannes Ernst jernst+openid.net at netmesh.us
Thu Apr 2 00:52:52 UTC 2009

And then we'll all play a game of "catch my IdP"?

There used to be this piece of software for the Atari (probably for  
other platforms, too), that would suddenly spring into action, make a  
mosquito fly around your screen, turn your mouse pointer into a  
mosquito swat, and prevent you from doing anything on your computer  
until you managed to catch the fly. Very hilarious.

I was always waiting for the version that one could run on somebody  
else's X11 display. Your proposal sounds like I'm getting what I  
wanted, for all platforms ;-)

On Apr 1, 2009, at 16:37, 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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