I finally made my own Social Networking Icons, and with them I’m going to list some of the coolest icons I’ve found on the web.
But first, my icons!
These icons go with instructions, so in case you don’t know how to implement them, and/or need a demonstration, here is the link.
I didn’t want to limit these icons to big “tabs”. Some people are wired into many media and social outlets, and since these tabs were made with a “static scroll” idea in mind, I made some smaller and more easily stackable tabs, as well.
The idea is that they sit on the edge of your screen and are visible regardless of what part of the page you happen to be on. Here’s a demonstration.
Now for my personal favorites by other artists.
This is by no means a definitive list. You can find a gazillion blog posts with almost every icon design available. This is just the most unusual and cool, based on style and function. I really like some icon designs, but when they are too big or odd-shaped, it’s hard to figure how they’d fit onto a page without defeating their basic purpose of visibility without being the page. Basically, these are icons I’ve found that have instantly made me want to build a site around them because they are neat or funky or gorgeous. I’ve also eliminated the simplest icons because there are so many good and practical ones that it would make this list too long, and it’s already too long.
Doghouse Design Studio
Jan Cavan is amazing! Her designs are really, really, really neat.
Select any image to go straight to the website.
And just to eliminate confusion, I’ll be commenting before each image.
I’m tempted to replace The Testy Knitter’s icons with these.
How cool are these!!! They would look awesome on a vintage clothing site, or retro collectibles site.
The texture is incredible! I want to create a woodwork site just to use these, which is not practical at all, but who cares! I knit, I crochet, I can learn to use a router. Then again, my mother does woodwork. If I can just talk her into making more shelves, taking nice pictures of everything, creating a name, buying the url and hosting package and joining two or three networking sites…
Since we are on wood finish, the next great site is Webtreats, and I love this wood design for the same reason.
I ‘m not going to lie. This is my favorite so far, but the link doesn’t work. And I love, love, love this worn, singed paper look.
This link has icons with a similar look and the links work. I’m going to keep searching for these, though.
Webtreats has is going on in the yummy button department.
I actually designed a site for a friend and had these ready to use because everything was orange and it would have blended quite nicely, but her project got abandoned.
I really want to find a reason to use these. I just want to see them on a funky backdrop.
I’m using these right now on GalacticWarriorProductions.com, but will be switching them out for the icons I made.
You don’t have to have color behind these, but it would seem a waste to set them on a white backdrop.
Forgive me for not finding every designers name, but they are not always listed. In fact, I’m not certain yet that every link has a working download button because unless I have plans for them, I don’t have the space to download everything that I like… although I probably should, just in case. Obsessive compulsive much?
Love, love, love these!!! I used a few of these on a site and had a lot of fun making the RSS Feed button from scratch because it is not included in the set. You know you love a set when you take that kind of time. If you happen to want to use these and need an RSS Feed button, I’ll email it to you.
As long as we’re on a 3D roll…
Maybe not crazy practical, but definitely super, super, SUPER cool.
I would probably never use these, just because it’s kind of weird to not see them straight on, but they are still nice.
SQUEEEEE!!!!! Icons trapped in ice cubes!!!
So clean, so nice. (lol)
These are hardcore, man! I think I tried to download them and ran into a problem. I should try again!
These and the Picasso icons would fit nicely on a painting or photography site. Any kind of art probably.
I wouldn’t guess I could like something so clean, but how cool is this?? Maybe because it’s deceptively clean and yet so busy with all those dots.
Neat!!! The more detailed pictures at the site are better.
Again, I see carpentry… maybe Asian garden… Buddhist temple? Do Buddhists do websites and FaceBook fan pages?
Honestly, these rival the old, singed paper icons. Nice texture.
Not practical, but interesting and very creative.
And one bizarre link because I cannot resist! It’s called a “Twitter Icon Addition”. I’m coining it before Dr. Drew gets his hands on it, and I think we should be very glad that this person makes Twitter icons. No telling what kind of havoc they’d be reaping on the world without a computer and a bird and letter “T” fetish.
It could be many artists, but I didn’t look. I was overwhelmed. Just amazing stuff!
No, one more. I found the picture but could find no link. It seems to be a set without a download home, but it’s awesome. It’s icon food!