Status lights describe the condition of an entity. They can be used to convey semantic meaning, such as statuses and categories.
Status lights should always include a label. Color alone is not enough to communicate the status.
When status lights have a semantic meaning, they use semantic colors. The status dots use semantic color 400. Use these variants for the following statuses:
When status lights are used to color code categories and labels that are commonly found in data visualization, they use label colors. These dots use label color 400. The ideal usage for these is when there are 8 or fewer categories or labels being color coded.
Status lights come in four different sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large. The medium size is the default and most frequently used option. Use the other sizes sparingly; they should be used to create a hierarchy of importance within the page.
A status light in a disabled state shows that a status exists, but is not available in that circumstance. This can be used to maintain layout continuity and communicate that a status may become available later.
From the design point of view, each component has a number of options. These options and their names are platform agnostic, and each implementation should adapt these to fit into their framework.
informative / neutral / positive / notice / negative / indigo / celery / chartreuse / yellow / magenta / fuchsia / purple / seafoam
small / medium / large / extra-large
yes / no
When the text is too long for the horizontal space available, it wraps to form another line.
Semantic status lights should never be used for color coding categories or labels, and vice versa.
A status light should always include a label with text that clearly communicates about the kind of status being shown. Do not change the text color to match the dot.
For RTL (right-to-left) languages, the layout of the status light is mirrored. The dot is placed on the right side of the text.
A theme is an intentional, systematic customization of Spectrum. It has unique visual attributes. For more information, view Theming.
Status lights remain the same across themes.
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Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Works properly across all four color themes (lightest, light, dark, darkest).
Includes a desktop scale (UWP, macOS, web desktop) and a mobile scale (iOS, Android, web mobile).
Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information (WCAG 2.0 1.4.1).
Text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for small text and at least 3:1 for large text (WCAG 2.0 1.4.3).
Visual information required to identify components and states (except inactive components) has a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 (WCAG 2.1 1.4.11).
UI language and information design considerations have been incorporated into component design.
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
Includes guidelines for keyboard focus, layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don'ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Includes content standards or usage guidelines for how to write or format in-product content for the component.
Works properly across various locales and includes guidelines for bi-directionality (RTL).
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for keyboard accessibility guidelines and includes a description of the keyboard interactions.
All design attributes (color, typography, layout, animation, etc.) are available as design tokens.
Includes a downloadable XD file that shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Includes a downloadable XD file, generated by code using design tokens defined in Spectrum DNA, and shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.