I just wanted to let everyone know that I have updated the icon set in the top right hand corner of the site. The navigational area now includes two new icons. The I or information icon links to an About Jeffro2pt0 page that I have put together which gives you a bit of background history of the site. I’ve also included information about me because after all, I’m a human being, not a bot.
I’ve also included a dedicated page for WordPress Weekly. This is represented by the Ipod icon. Keep in mind, you don’t need an actual Ipod to listen to the podcast. I used the icon because it was the closest thing to a Podcast that I could find within the icon pack. This page will house all of the detailed information regarding how to participate, what the show is about, and how to listen/subscribe to the show.
As a side note, I have also installed WP-Cache over the weekend. Let me know if this has helped to decrease the loading time of the site.
At any rate, this was just a FYI for those out their that visit the actual website, not the feed.
Dezignus.com has released a slick looking set of glossy blue vector icons. These icons have a set transparency between 70-80% which means you can use them on a white shape or white background layer. Using them on a dark background may show some white edges. The size of the icon pack is 1.2 mb and comes in the following formats: eps + png with transparent bg.
Click here to download the pack.
NerdBusiness has created quite the link bait post which I have fallen for which contains 5,798 high quality icons for use on the web, within applications or RSS. This is by far, one of the biggest, most organized icon posts I have seen to date. All of the icons within this post are free. However, all of the icons listed within this article are the largest size within the pack and are of .jpg format. That means that if you use the jpg image on a white background, it will probably look ok. But if you want to use these icons on a different colored background, make sure you visit the authors home page and download the respective .PNG icons.
Dezignus.com has released a new icon set that contains a number of Vector icons with the theme of Champions. The icons include 1st place ribbons, gold and silver trophies and a few badges. These icons would be great to slap onto a post about a contest or to announce a contest winner.
To download the icon pack, visit this post.
I came across this nifty CSS trick today on Pooliestudios.com that adds an icon to the end of a link to let you know what sort of link it represents. For instance, if you link to a PDF file, a small adobe PDF icon will appear at the end of the link. Or, lets say you link to a .TXT file. A small TXT icon appears at the end of the link.
According to the directions you’re supposed to:
Download the .zip file, upload the CSS and the icons to your webspace and integrate the CSS in your Website, Blog or whatever. Done. You can easily replace the icons or add more extensions and sites. Enjoy!
If adding icons to the end of links would help YOU out in terms of reading this blog, let me know and I’ll be glad to implement this into the site.
It’s not too often when you come across free sets of icons that have that professional look too them. DryIcons has at least 5 Free available icon packs that simply look gorgeous. One of my favorite packs by DryIcons, is the Ruby Multimedia set.
This set features 13 high quality icons depicting media equipment such as a web cam, headphones, mouse, digital camera, ect.
Then, there is the WYSIWYG Sapphire icon set. These icons would be perfect for anyone developing their own WYSIWYG text editor. 47 icons are featured in this set.
Next up is the WYSIWYG Classic set. This set is the same as the one above, except it doesn’t have that blue Sapphire touch.
Blue Velvet is a high quality icon set that you would use on your own website. This set contains 86 icons and features buttons that can be used as a means of communicating a specific purpose.
Aesthetica is the big one. This set features 160 icons and contains everything from media player buttons, to all sorts of operating system icons.
FamFamFam has released a new icon pack called Silk. This icon pack contains over 700 16 by 16 pixel icons in PNG format. Thats right, over 700 of em. The icon pack is free and can be downloaded here. If instead, you would like to view every icon contained within this pack, click here.
ModernLife has posted an interesting icon set in the form of LEDs. There are a total of 14 icons in 7 different colors. The icons are available in multiple PNG sizes (16, 32, 48, 64, 128 and 256 px square), Windows .ICO files (incorporating all the sizes of the PNGs) or in original vector .EPS format. These icons would look great for attracting attention to a specific area of your website. Using your favorite animated GIF creator, you could easily create an animated image that shows a blinking LED light.
The internet can never have enough Fav icon generators. Introducing GenFavIcon. As you might of guessed it, GenFavIcon is a Favorites icon generator. Fav icons are those images that come in 16×16, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128 in size that represent a website. The unofficial standard for fav icons is 16X16. If you have ever seen a 128X128 fav icon, let me know. At any rate, GenFavIcon makes creating an icon for your site a three step process.
The first step involves directly linking to a an image or you can click on the BROWSE button and upload an image from your machine. The only file formats supported right now are.jpeg, .gif, and .png If you choose to upload an image from your local machine, make sure it is under 4 megs in size or it won’t be processed.
After uploading the image, the live preview square displays your image with an already predetermined cropping box. After you decide which part of the image you would like to crop, make sure you click on the drop down box and select the size you want to use for your icon.
After you click the Capture and Preview button, your favicon will be displayed in the Step 3 box along with two links. One link points to the actual .ico file and the other link points to the image. If you plan on using the icon you created, on your site, download the .ico file and upload that to your root directory.
Thats about all there is to it.
The holidays are fast approaching and it would only be appropriate to spruce up your blog or website with some colorful holiday icons. Dezignus.com has released a Holiday Icon pack in (eps) format which contains everything from candles to party hats.
If your looking for Christmas specific icons, then you should enjoy another icon pack released by Dezignus called X-Mas icon2, also in (esp) format. Some of the icons featured in this set include a Christmas tree, snowman and a snowglobe.
Last but not least, Xmas Icon Pack 1 (esp) format. This is more of your typical icon pack with various trees, candy canes and the infamous gingerbread man.