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200+ Big and Beautiful Highly Detailed Icons

By / Jan 5, 2010 / Freebies

If you’re one of many web designers suffering from an icon collecting addiction, you should probably skip over this article. It might be too much for you to handle. However, if you’re addiction is under control, read on. In this article, we’ve rounded up over 200 icons that are big, beautiful and have lots of…

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A UI Design and Prototyping Treasure Chest

By / Dec 23, 2009 / Freebies

When designing a user interface there are always times that you will find yourself using the same graphical element over and over. So in order to be more productive, it’s a good idea to keep a library of common elements such as form elements, buttons, icons, browser templates, and windows. Having these close by will…

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The Best Free Icon Sets of 2009

By / Nov 12, 2009 / Freebies

In 2009 we’ve witnessed many talented and generous designers creating tons of amazing stuff and giving it away for us to use. We’ve already shown you all of the best free fonts from this past year. Now we’re going to show you the best free icon sets. There were plenty of free sets created this…

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The Best Vector Icon Sets All In One Place

By / Aug 3, 2009 / Freebies

As you’ve probably noticed, we love finding the best freebies out there and sharing them with you. In this post, I’ve rounded up the best vector icons available. Vector icons are great because they can be scaled to custom sizes while not losing any quality. Some of the sets below will also include raster versions.

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All the Small Icons You’ll Ever Need

By / Jun 17, 2009 / Freebies

Big highly detailed icons make great eye candy, but small icons can be very useful when designing websites. They are great for styling lists and giving links visual flair that is eye catching and meaningful. It’s amazing what can be said visually in a 16 x 16 pixel area. In this post, you will find…

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22 Extremely Well Written Icon Design Tutorials

By / Jun 1, 2009 / Tutorials

In the past, I’ve shown you free icon sets that are great for web applications, as well as icons that are highly detailed. Even with all the free icons available, you won’t always be able to find ones that fit every need. That’s why it’s a good idea to develop skills that will allow you…

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How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

By / May 6, 2009 / Tutorials

In this tutorial you will learn an easy method for creating very cool looking planet icons by using free textures and some simple lighting and shading techniques. Before we get started, lets download some free textures. The Nebulae Grunge texture set from Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken is perfect for what we are trying…

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40+ Big High Quality Apple Product Icons

By / May 4, 2009 / Freebies

When a visual of a tech gadget or computer is needed in a web design, Apple products are usually the ones being used. The reason for this is obvious: Apple products have beautiful features, and just by including them in a composition adds quality to a web design.

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The Best Social Media Icons All In One Place

By / Apr 7, 2009 / Freebies

The ability to easily bookmark or share content on popular social media platforms is now a must have feature for web sites. It’s also important that this feature isn’t over looked by web site visitors. So it’s always a good idea to use icons when linking to social media sites. They get peoples attention and…

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22 Extremely Detailed and Beautiful Icon Sets

By / Mar 16, 2009 / Freebies

Icons come in many different sizes and styles. Some are flat and solid colors, while others can be very detailed. Icons in web design are often used to enhance content and navigation, but the ones in this post are so detailed that they could easily stand alone as beautiful works of art. So if you…