Web icons are an important and sometimes forgotten component of web development. The overall design and coding of the site might get all the glamour, but for a cohesive experience it's important to make sure to use icons to better represent the features available on a site. Web designers spend a lot of time and energy on making sure the icons that are used in the site match the look and feel just as much as the overall typography or even the navigation menus. A great site will include web icons that compliment the design instead of detract from the overall style. Effective web icons shouldn't be the star of the show, but just the little extra finesse that makes your site look professionally designed instead of one that was slapped together over night.
There are several thousands of web icons available and a lot of them are also available for free. One web icons set that is still quite popular is the Silk set from FAMFAMFAM. At Like Rock, we've used this amazing set of free web icons for several projects. The variety that this set offers with over 700 different icons has served us well and is sure to add a little "wow" to your site as well.
Other than FAMFAMFAM, there are several other sites that also offer free and paid sets of web icons. If we don't find something that works for us at FAMFAMFA, then our next go-to site at Like Rock is iconwanted.com which features over 38,000 web icons for you to choose from. Check out either one of these and tell us what you think. If you have another favorite source, we would love to hear about it. Send us a tweet or a comment and let us know.
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