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Beautiful and free icon sets always come in handy. Used properly and moderately, icons can be helpful to provide users with memorable metaphors and illustrations that would provide a visual support for otherwise unspectacular text blocks. For instance, in web-applications memorable icons can be very helpful as they can make it easier for users to memorize how to perform some specific task or where to find some specific functions.
By Daved Brosche, Naveed Javaid and Smashing Editorial Team When it comes to freebie designs, beautiful icons sets are tops. Designers scour for these free treasures more than anything else. You can use icon sets in Web applications, website designs and on your desktop. If well designed, they make a great impression on others.
When it comes to icons , web designers and graphic artists have an excellent opportunity to showcase their craft, prove their experience and explore their creativity. A sweet, nice icon set is a perfect showcase of designer’s work and a powerful instrument to build up your reputation online. In fact, designers make use of it, creating absolutely amazing icon sets and offering them for free download.
When it comes to icons , web designers and graphic artists have an excellent opportunity to showcase their craft, prove their experience and explore their creativity. A sweet, nice icon set is a perfect showcase of designer’s work and a powerful instrument to build up your reputation online. In fact, designers make use of it, creating absolutely amazing icon sets and offering them for free download. The result: hundreds and hundreds of sets available almost everywhere, usually not that well executed and often duplicated from other sets.
Today we are pleased to provide our readers with a yet another round-up of high-quality icon sets . Below, you will find free sets covering a wide range of subjects, including Easter and food sections. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the icons, and feel free to follow the links: they will certainly come in handy when you’re designing a new website or looking for inspiration. Please notice that we do know that round-ups of icon sets are getting old; but because these round-ups are always useful and handy, we are keeping doing them.
Icons are one of the design elements that easily adds a twist to any design and can be used almost everywhere. FindIcons.com is an amazing icon search engine that has a huge database of 300,000+ icons in 2100+ icon sets . The website does everything to help you "find the right icon" with an advanced search system where the results can be filtered with: size (define a range) color (select multiple colors) style license re-searching within the results
IconsPedia is an extensive and free icon resource online. If you are looking for an update or new look for your website, you are sure to find what you want in this extremely diverse collection. Contributions from designers are included in IconsPedia and often these excellent additions are not available on any other site. Icon sets are organised into collections, including Animals, Art, Brands, Business, Cartoons, Computers, Food & Drinks, Games, Holidays, Internet, Media, Movies & TV, Music, Objects, Nature, Sport, and Vehicles. Stay in front of the pack and download new icons as soon as they are added to IconsPedia by following the blog or Twitter updates.
Iconizer is one of the latest online generators that you may find useful. It is a free & web-based application, from the makers of popular Preloaders.net , that enables you to customize various popular icon sets online . Iconizer allows you to select an icon from a list of well-categorized icon sets and: select the foreground/background color size of it file type to be created add an animation resize it & more.. Although the application is very useful, what would be even better is "selecting the whole icon set" & ability to customizing it in bulk. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Map Markers, POI Icons, Placemarks, Free Icons, Map Pins, Points of Interest, Map Symbols, Waypoints, Markers The project has moved. A dedicated website, with new features. Follow this URL :
We specialize in the world-class Windows 7 icons for commercial software makers. There are all kinds of companies among our clients , from big companies like General Electric and government organizations to professionals developing their shareware programs alone. You can find our graphics in completely different types of software: from kids’ applications to expensive CRM (customer relationship management) software.
Windows only: Portable utility My Drive Icon easily sets custom icons for each of the drives in your My Computer panel—instead of an otherwise complicated registry hack. Using the utility is simple enough—just choose an icon, use the Apply Changes button, and refresh your My Computer screen to see the new icon. You can rename the label at the same time, or you can even use the utility to reset the icon back to default—useful when dealing with a system where the manufacturer used some strange ugly icons in place of the defaults. My Drive Icon is a free download, only works in Windows XP in our testing, but your mileage may vary.
Icons provide the basic means of interaction on your Mac. A well designed set can ensure you always know what to click on, and at the same time experience an attractive visual interface. Icons are extremely easy to customize on a Mac, so we’ve gathered together a collection of 50 exceptionally beautiful sets. Talented icon designers aren’t always that easy to find, and I hope you enjoy being pointed in the right direction towards some really brilliant collections! They’re classified into Apple Hardware, Metallic & Professional, Photorealistic, and Sketch & Cartoon. Apple Hardware
WebInjection is an Icon Pack for webmasters and web developers. The set includes 26 stylish icons, each icon is a .png at 48×48px. It is free for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. This icon set is created by Midtone Design Studio, you can view his another Icon Pack – Colorful Mania Iconset as well. Requirements: - Demo: http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/free-icon-pack-web-injection/ License: License Free
I found an interesting section at Interfacelift which lets you download icon packages for Windows and Macintosh. You find more than 90 pages each with 10 icon packages for Macintosh, and 24 pages with 10 icon packages each for Microsoft Windows. Downloads are free of course, and icons look great.