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Thoughts on branding, design, writing and life by Kevin Potts. Established 2003.

Free XML and RSS Icons

My small attempt at improving the generic XML and RSS icons generated some interest, so I thought I’d take the idea a step beyond and develop a small collection of various sizes and colors that other developers could use.

Since I launched the site last year, a lot of people have inquired about the small XML icon to the left that indicates the site’s news feed. This is a graphic I developed specifically for my site, and have since used elsewhere, because I have always thought that the generic orange XML button (and the blue RSS button as well) was rather large and poorly designed. Well, my small attempt at improving the look generated some interest, so I thought I’d take the idea a step beyond and develop a small collection of various sizes and colors that other developers could use. From the description on the Resources page:

This collection of 22 icons are designed as replacements to the standard XML and RSS buttons used on most blogs. There are three sizes for “XML” and and two sizes for “RSS,” each in four different colors. They are designed to be smaller and more discreet with smaller pixel fonts.

Anyway, get them. Also, unbeknownst to me, but learned through a bit of Googling, it seems that I am not the only one who decided to tackle this issue. Jeremy of Antipixel also gave the icons a redesign, and I have to give props for his excellent effort. I wish I had know about them before I did my own.

commentary + criticism

Pariah

wrote the following on Sunday December 12, 2004

LOL Synchronicity. I found this post today, but on the 25th I also created and installed smaller XML buttons on my blog.