How do you find free icons for a website?


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Find free icons for a website on sites such as IconFinder.com, FindIcons.com, DryIcons.com and FatIcon.com, as of 2015. Many Web design blogs, such as CreativeBloq.com, frequently publish articles that include links to different design resources that offer free icon packs, some of which are only available for a limited time.

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IconFinder.com maintains a Free Icons section of its site, in addition to its standard database of commercial icon packs. Listings in this section include the author of the icons, a link to the site where they are available and details about any licensing requirements. For example, some sets are free for commercial use as long as the user includes a link to the creator's website, while others use a variation of the Creative Commons attribution system. FindIcons.com does allows users to search for specific types of icon designs or browse through tags. It also includes vector icons, which are able to change in size without losing image quality.

DryIcons.com and FlatIcon.com both contain vector icons, as well, and DryIcons.com offers different vector graphics for use in Web design projects. CreativeBlog.com commonly publishes articles that include links to free icon packs from different designers and design companies. It also includes instructions about how to obtain them, such as signing up for an email list.

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