Sanscons+ is a set of 121 individual pixel icons whose colors can be customized via CSS.
Customizing the colors is not a big trick but smart as all the icons are transparent GIF files & adding a
background-color style to them simply changes their color.
The icon set is the larger version of the standard Sanscons icons (16*16px) & comes in 4 sizes: 32*32, 48*48, 64*64 and 128*128 pixels.
P.S. a CSS customization example can be found at the standard Sanscons icons page.
Quartz Icon Set is a collection of 90 simple but stylish icons that are in 64*64px size & PNG format.
The set contains icons from "files/folders" to main website objects like "search, home, download" or social bookmarking ones.
They are free to use in both personal 6 commercial projects.
P.S. Thanks very much to Andy Gongea, the designer of the set, for the suggestion. And, the set is also shared on his website.
Origami Icons is a set of 15 sticker-like & beautiful icons that comes in 5 different sizes (16px, 32px, 48px, 128px, and 256px) as Windows ICO and 32-bit transparent PNG files.
It includes popular icons like chart, calendar, e-mail, search, save & more. Also, to create new ones or edit them, the Adobe Illustrator (AI) file is in the download package too.
P.S. They are free to use in both personal & commercial projects.
Led Web Icons is a set of 500 icons (currently) which is very suitable to be used in web applications.
It is inspired by 3 icon sets:
and includes totally original icons without any repeating ones.
Sizes of the icons are 16*16px & they are in PNG format. A preview of the full set can be found here.
Iconza is a free icon set which can be customized instantly with the help of a web-based application.
Users can choose any color, background color & size (16*16px, 24*24px or 32*32px) for the icons. After that, whole set (PNG files) can be downloaded as a ZIP file.
The set has 70 icons & covers the most popular ones that can be used in web applications like actions, arrows, users, e-mail, RSS & more.
Free icons are great resources for web designers as quality ones help creating beautiful outputs. But they are better when they come with the source files as it is possible to edit/improve them.
Smashing Magazine is sharing Flavour Extended icon set, a set of 450+ icons, that is created by Oliver Twardowski.
Icons are in 48*48px size & PNG format. PSD source files are also included.
The set contains icons of users, folders, file formats, actions, social bookmarking services & more.
Onebit is a free icon set that is created by Icojoy.
The set is suitable to be used in web applications as it contains the most used icons like arrows, add-delete-cancel-ok, save, users & more.
It contains 50 icons in PNG format with 48*48px sizes.
Besides colors or objects, using animals in design to express an emotion is a very common method. Just like the lion in MGM which shows the power or Twitter’s bird spreading cuteness.
Although there are lots of animal themed design resources, it is almost impossible to find an organized one. So, here is a collection of 35+ free Photoshop animal brushes, vectors & icons to use or to get inspired.
Photoshop Animal Brushes
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SEM Labs is featuring a set of free icons (200+) named Web Blog Icon Pack.
The set has a wide selection of icons from arrows to actions & e-mail icons to user icons.
Icons are 48*48px size each and comes as .PNG files.
Considering the icons in the pack, they can be easily used in a web application’s front or back-end as the pack covers all the frequently used ones.
Splashy Icons is a free set of 460+ icons where new ones are added regularly.
The icon set contains almost any image, from arrows to actions or user icons to e-mail icons, that makes it ideal for web applications.
Icons are in PNG format & 16*16px size. They are totally free to use.
The whole set can be previewed here.