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:
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.
info /neutral / positive / notice / negative / indigo / celery / chartreuse / yellow / magenta / fuchsia / purple / seafoam
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.
Status lights should always include text with the status dot. 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.
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Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
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).
Includes guidelines for layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don’ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for contrast (AA).
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.
Includes a downloadable XD file that has been generated by code and shows multiple variations, states, color themes, and scales.
All design attributes (color, typography, layout, animation, etc.) are included in Spectrum DNA.