Since the revolution of GUI, icons were playing a vital role in the visual composition of design industry. People were using icons for both offline and online projects, and, apart from the rest, webmasters were using icons for both accessibility and decoration purposes. Simply having icons on your blog or website doesn’t mean that you have a beautiful design. But in somehow, it’s mystery that icons did not disappear in the doom of design era.
Below, I listed some of the world’s most popular icon resources… wait… they are free to download… you don’t need to spend a penny to have them.
Everybody, yes, even the internet fool, knows or heard about the famous silk icons of Mark James. There are about one thousand icons, a huge collection indeed.
FAMFAMFAM icons are the most popular, as I think. Firefox’s web developer toolbar uses them, a large sum of WP themes uses them, I use them and of course, you may use them, too!
2. Function Icon Set
Function Icons Set contains fabulous 128 icons for free. The features of this icons include shiny style, 48x48px, social media icons such as Design Float, Digg, Delicious, Furl, Technorati, Flickr, Stumble Upon, Twitter, etc… and blogging icons include RSS icons, email icons and so forth…
3. Project Icon Set
Project Icon Set is the work of Navdeep Raj from DezinerFolio. This set contains 18 great icons specialized for project management. This set can be used for free and paid projects and is ideal for business related works.
The designer released this icon set for Smashing Magazine readers.
4. On Stage Icon Set
Yet another DezinerFolio icon set. This one contains 49 free vector icons with PSD source.
The reason I love such thing is that the sky is the only restriction for the usage of this set, you can use them for free.
5. Stationary Icon Set
Still on DezinerFolio. This icon set contains 22 256 x 256 icons related office and studio elements and includes Fireworks source.
6. Simplistica Icons
Simplistica Icons set is free icon pack from DryIcons‘ creative team. Simplistica icons are glossy and shinny and come with 16x16px, 32x32px, 48x48px and 128x128px and all are 32-bit transparent PNGs.
7. Blogging Icons Set
Blogging icons set by BlogPerfume is a set containing 12 high quality shiny icons designed for bloggers. This set comes with 3 sizes 24x24px, 36x36px and 48x48px.
8. Web Application Icons Set
Web Application Icons Set is a 3D glossy and shiny icon set from WebAppers for free for both personal and commercial projects! There are 20 icons designed specially for web applications (e.g. Charts, Profile, Search, Add, Delete, Email, Print, Warning and etc…). Icons come in 3 sizes; 48×48 px, 32×32 px, and 24×24 px. All in PNG format with transparent background.
9. Antique Icons Set
Designed by Nawfal from DeviantArt, Antique Icons set contains 33 realistic, beautiful and grungy icons in 28x28px size and comes with both transparent PNG format and ICO format.
10. 3D Cartoon Icons Pack
This pack contains 111 .PNG, .ICO (Win) and .ICNS (Mac) icons in 3D shape. These icons come in 300x300px size.
I hope this post will help some of you. Icons are not limited in this 10 and there are tens of thousands of free icons sets on the Internet.s
Any suggestions, comments and corrections are welcome. The comment form is open for everyon.