If you want to convey an intimate, personal atmosphere in your design, you can’t rely on sterile, clean, pixel-perfect icons. So what about using hand-drawn doodles instead? That’s why we’re happy to release a quite special hand-drawn doodle icon set that has been created by Roundicons and can be used for both private and commercial projects. [Links checked February/04/2017]
This icon set is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.
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100 Handsome Hand-Drawn Doodle Icons [Freebie]
The value of icons lies in their ability to support content in web design and communicate with users in more intuitive and effective ways. Most users are known to first scan a page for visually interesting content, and only after something grabs their attention will they actually begin reading. In short, icons are a simple, effective way to draw users into the content of your website.
Today’s icon set consists of a passionate set of icons in two styles (flat and light gradient).
36 Beautiful Rounded Icons – Meet The Ballicons 2 [Freebie]
Sometimes, a picture can be powerful enough to be inspirational material all by itself. To provide you with some inspiration for the upcoming week, this sunday we feature some truly beautiful and impressive images from talented artists and photographers worldwide. Whether in black and white or in colors, they are all related by a strong sense of composition and an emphasis on lightening and colors work. All images are linked to their sources, which you are encouraged to visit.
Showcase of Beautiful Photography
Symmetry is the ordering principle in nature that represents the center of balance between two or more opposing sides. As a fundamental design principle, it permeates everything: from man-made architecture to natural crystalline formations. In nature, symmetry exists with such precision and beauty that we can’t help but attribute it to intelligence–such equal proportions and organization would seem to be created only on purpose. Consequently, humans have borrowed this principle for its most iconic creations and symbols.
Symmetry: A Balancing Act In Two (Or More) Parts
For the past two years, the elegant iPhone has housed some of the most poorly designed applications you could imagine. The hype surrounding iPhone has prompted many designers across the globe to try their skills with the new mobile medium. The result are literally thousands of various iPhone-applications that are often hardly usable and counter-intuitive. However, some designers invest a lot of time and efforts into creating usable and original user interfaces (yes, there are usable and creative UIs).
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iPhone App Design Trends
These Twitter icons were designed by the talented Mirjami Manninen, an illustrator from Finland who released the beautiful RSS feed set Feed Me Animals on Smashing Magazine last year. This new set contains eight transparent PNG icons for Twitter, available in resolutions of 128×128 pixels, 256×256 and 512×512. The sources are in EPS files (for CS4 and CS3), PSD files and AI files (for CS4).
Again, the set is available as a free download and can be used for any purpose without any restrictions whatsoever.
Really Cute Twitter Icons: Tweeters & Birdies
Designers love freebies that make life easier and help them create higher-quality work. Free vectors are useful, free vector packs even more so. Fortunately, there are plenty of talented graphic designers who are willing to give away their work (or samples of it) to benefit the rest of us. In this post, we feature some of the best and most useful free vector packs. Many of the vectors featured here would be useful for particular styles of design and specific types of websites.
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The Ultimate Collection Of [Free] Vector Packs