Archive for the ‘Icons’ Category

Both mobile and web interfaces can be enhanced through proper icon use. There are many varieties and styles of icons, so it’s important to figure out when and why you’d need them. But the absolute best resources come in the form of premium iconsets with hundreds of different choices.

Take a peek at the following selection and see if any icons could be of use in future project work.


smashicons icons design

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CSS3 introduced the idea of self-hosted font families which paved the way for icon fonts. These icon fonts are like Wingdings but they’re actually useful. Icon webfonts are easily scaled because they’re rendered as text in the browser. As such they can only use a single color but still have a variety of benefits over traditional image-based icons. If you’re looking for an icon font for your next project consider one of these popular(and free) solutions.


payment font icons free webfont

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Most modern web browsers support the latest CSS3 properties and have seen a growing adoption by audiences around the world. Web fonts are quite popular and only getting easier to include in a typical HTML5 website. But one of the best solutions with this newer technology would be icon web fonts.

Web designers can include fonts made with icons to embed scalable icons into any layout. This gallery below includes 15 free open source icon web fonts you can download and use in any project(s). New icon fonts are released every year and it has become a very popular means of achieving clean user interface design.

Captain Icon

captain icon github open source webfont

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Vector design is a popular topic because it can be extrapolated into the world of digital and print design. Icons are used for websites, branding, even mobile applications. Whether you’re building a website mockup or learning how to create your own graphics, freebies are quite useful to the process. This gallery includes over 20 free Illustrator files to play with icons and vector freebies.

Flat Devices

flat device screen mockups psd

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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.

Cryst4l UI

cryst4l crystal user interface icons freebie

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