Website full of semiotics

Symbols?

Heres my brief take on semiotics, though I’m not entirely sure I’ve got the right end of the stick.

This image of the Aviary Web 2.0 website and the image of Microsoft Word document being edited, includes a number of symbols/icons. Most, if not all, of the images are symbols, although people of a certain age may recognise some of the images, such as, a floppy disc, as an icon, as it ┬áis to them, a representation of where a digital file used to be saved to. To younger users, who see no correlation between the image and ‘saving a file’ apart from the convention they have learned, see the image as a symbol.

Please let me know if you think I’m on the right track.

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