Is there no end to CSS3s possibilities? In the past, would you have even considered the idea of generating a font based on an icon set, and then embedding it via @fontface? Or, even better, would you have thought it possible to create icons using only CSS and HTML? I didn't think so…
There are hundreds and hundreds of social media icon-sets that you can choose to download. Most of the icon-sets are pretty basic and designed to be universally used on an average blog – but what if your blog is different, and in need of some social icons that are not only creative, unique and original but also darn right odd?
Well, that’s what we have for you today, a collection of the most creative and in some ways strange social media icon-sets, which I am sure you will love.
Graphical icons offer an opportunity to project to the user an instantly recognizable message – that is something that would normally take an entire paragraph of words. Of course the icons need to be well designed in the first place to successfully convey your message effectively.
It does not matter how creative and efficient you are within Illustrators environment. It doesn't even matter if you have 50 years or even 5 days graphic design experience… there is always room to learn a new technique.READ MORE
The use of icons in web design is not just to make your page prettier, they can have a higher purpose. The proper usage of icons will have a positive effect on your sites usability, as long as the icons are kept within the context of the link or button, the user will be able to understand quicker what it actually represents.
As web designers it would be nice to have the skills and creativity to design our own icons to match our perfectly crafted web sites. Instead, we rely on the skills of graphic designers who, thankfully, release free icon sets for the intricate design challenged. In this news edition we have three of the best recent icon sets that are freely available for downloading and are perfect for your next web site project.
The internet is continually growing, but how big is it really? And what about Twitter, is it as popular or as big as we think? These are a two questions being asked in todays news, oh, we also have 40 free iconsets.
Following our free social icon giveaway, as promised, here is a tutorial explaining how they were made in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll try to cover the basics and give you an idea how things are rendered, how they appear in smaller sizes and the constraints we can find when using Vector (Illustrator) instead of Pixel (Photoshop) based image software.