graphicPUSH Icons: Bigger, Faster, Stronger
It’s interesting how a small part of a website that was not designed to attract much traffic is by far the most heavily Googled and active page in the entire site. I speak, of course, about the free icon page, where hundreds of visitors daily arrive to find free web-ready icons. (A quick perusal through my logs shows that about 90% of my Google traffic searched for some string involving “icon.”)
To accomodate these visitors and to inform the locals around here, I’ve made a few tweaks and enhancements to that section.
- First, all four icon sets are now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License, which basically means anyone can do anything with them, even edit and redistribute, as long as they abide by the same license. I constantly fielded questions by concerned downloaders … “Can I use these for a commercial project?” Yes. “Can I use them in a template?” Yes. “Can I edit, give away, mangle, eat and have naughty fantasies about them?” Yes. They are my small contribution to a better web.
- Second, I added one more icon to the blog icon pack. I have always struggled designing a satisfactory image for a permalink, but always liked the one for external links. So after some minor tweaking, I think I arrived at a nice design: I hope it translates.
- Finally, a new tutorial regarding the blog icons. Users often ask why I do not offer colorized versions, but my intention has always been to provide a neutral motif that can be colorized easily in Photoshop. To that end, I drafted a short tutorial that details this process.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you can make good use of the art. Now back to your regularly scheduled graphicPUSH.