Becoming a skilled artisan for the web is a tough goal. Somebody who can build layouts may not be so great at designing text effects or icons. Thankfully the open source movement provides a lot of support for web designers who need resources for project work.
I’ve cataloged a total of 25 outstanding icon sets for download. Each set is completely free and they’re all linked to an original Dribbble shot. Designers who release their stuff on Dribbble don’t often make it a big deal – so it’s tough to find these links without searching extensively on the website. I hope these icons can prove useful in future web projects.
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Icons are one of the main elements of any web design. You need an icon to make your user navigate your website, buy something, like something, share something and so forth. Creating icons for every single project may be a challenge, this is why is always good to see what you can find on the web to make your life easier. Read the rest of this entry »
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We usually expect an icon set to have 100s of items and be complete with all the major elements.
However, sometimes, smaller sets can be handy too.. just like Coucou Icons.
The icon set consists of 64 free items which are fun, without a specific-focus but all crafted beautifully.
They are available in .PSD, .AI, .EPS, + .PNG files and free to use in personal and commercial projects.
Thematic design resources are great when it comes to working on projects that match with those themes.
Oceanica is a free icon set with a nautical theme and has 120 unique items related to it.
The set is in vector (.AI), has a slick-yet-simplistic design (mostly line art) and free to use in personal or commercial projects.
The usage of SVG is gaining traction, thanks to its browser support, being scalable and open to manipulation.
IconMelon is a library of free SVG icons that are created by different designers.
It allows us to select items from each set and create a new set for download which makes sure we only insert the icons to be used on our web pages and end up in a smaller file size.
Also, there is an option to add effects like shadow, blur or emboss to the icons.
Although there are many free icons around, there is really never “much of them” as every new one is an option to find the best that matches what we are looking for.
SM-Artists has created a slick and free weather icon set that is flat and mono-colored.
The set has 42 vector items which are available for Photoshop + Illustrator.
Items included cover most of the weather-related scenarios, temperature and more.
IKONS is a lovely and free vector icon set that is created by the designer Piotr Kwiatkowski.
There are 264 items in the set that are flat, mono-colored and consistent with each other.
Icons are available in multiple vector formats like SVG, AI, ESP, PSD, CSH and also in PNG (32px, 64px, 128px).
They include items of actions, media controls, social networks and can be used in personal + commercial projects.
Freepik, a search engine for vectors, photos and illustrations has created an exclusive free vector icon set for WRD readers.
It is named Computer Icons and includes 150 vector computer and computer-related items.
The set comes in .JPG + .SVG formats and it is totally free to be used in personal or commercial projects (re-distribution not allowed).
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Glyphs is a set of high-quality and free icons that is designed to be plain and flat.
There are 150 items in the set where it is possible to download them one-by-one or select multiple items.
They are offered as vector PSD files and free to use in personal or commercial projects.
It is already possible to find very nice icon fonts around but there is always room for new ones.
Ionicons is a fresh + free icon font with a slick design and a very good fit for web apps as it includes many “action icons”.
The font has items for arrows, comments, loaders, users, media controls, weather, charts, social and more.
There are 400+ unique icons however it is open source and new ones being added regularly.