10 Beautiful Free Icon Sets for Web Designers and Developers

Written by Kevin Liew on 07 Mar 2011
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Icons by their very nature can convey or represent the intended meaning/information provided they are used at the right place and in an appropriate manner. They have a high visual appeal which helps designers to enhance the design and at the same time attract the users’ attention. As designers and developers always keep an eye on the latest, innovative and attractive Icons to use them for their purpose, we present a list of Icon sets that are desirable and available free of cost.

With the aid of these Icons sets, one can enhance creativity and lend an appealing factor to web designs.

  • Iconic Iconic is a set of 136 highly flexible icons which are available in multiple colors and 5 different sizes (8×8, 12×12, 16×16, 24×24 & 32×32). However the best feature of this set is that it allows the flexibility to make the icons in other sizes as well based on the requirement. Another advantage of Iconic set is its availability in almost all the formats that include PNG, SVG, SWC, OFT/TTF/EOT and Omnigraffle stencil.
  • Coquette Icon Set This Icon set consists of 50 useful icons in PNG, ICO, ICNS format. One thing to be noted here these icons are available under Free, Commercial and extended commercial license thus some of them may not be free.
  • 30 Ecommerce Icons It is a set of fully editable 30 icons that have been designed with Ecommerce in mind and can be used for a commercial site or even for personal use. These icons are available in multiple sizes (128×128, 64×64, 48×48). Though they can be freely downloaded but their redistribution or reselling is prohibited.
  • WPZOOM Developer Icon Set As the name indicates, this set of 154 icons is designed for use by developers. These icons are available in PNG, AI and PSD format and 48x48px size.
  • Icon Sweets 2 This Icon set consists of more than 400 interesting icons that can add style to a website, iPad, iPhone or Android applications. The icons are available in Photoshop format and can be customized as per the need for commercial or non commercial usage.
  • Adobe CS 2.0 Grande Icon Set This set contains Adobe Creative Suite Icons in 256x256 High Color PNGs in large numbers.
  • Function Icon Set It is set of 128 useful and quality icons made available in 48x48px size and PNG format.
  • Light Icons Set This Set contains 22 simple and beautifully crafted icons that can be used to serve specific purpose by designers and developers.
  • Credit Card Icon Pack A collection of 35 credit card icons that can be used both for commercial or personal purpose. Each icon under this pack is of 32x32 size and is available on PNG format.
  • Round Theme Icons This set comprises of 106 rounded icons meant for iphones.

In addition to these, there are several other freely available Icon Sets that can be of quite help. By appropriately fitting into the desired location and creating both a visual and meaningful effects, these sets can simplify the work of designers and developers to a certain extent.

About the Author

John Michael, a web designer associated with SeoSemanticXhtml, a specialized division of ipraxa - a full service web agency, offering services like PSD to HTML, PSD to Magento, Drupal, Joomla and integration with other third party applications as well. You can connect with us at Facebook.

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sri ganesh 13 years ago
Thanks for the icon sets!!
Vinit Pratap Singh 13 years ago
Thank you so much..
ac 10 years ago
Thank you so much..