Searching for icons can be a relatively easy task, yet finding the right one can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. I never understood why anyone would look for a needle in a haystack. Buy another needle. Anyhow, if you’re looking for a great site to find some icons, I suggest you go visit Icon Finder (www.iconfinder.com). It’s extremely easy to use and the selection seems endless.
Using The Site
Here’s a brief overview of the site. Reason it’s brief is because it doesn’t take much to get started and you’ll be back to what you were doing in no time.
This is the home page. Simple and to the point. Similar to Google’s searche pages.
I did a search for “youtube” and look at the nice variety I got in return. About 7 pages of different looks.
Cool thing about the site is you can filter your search by size (up to 512 pixels) and even by background color. Very helpful if you need it to be transparent. You can also search for icons that are license free.
Once you pick an icon you like, you’ll be taken to another page to download. Here you can choose what file type you want, .PNG or .ICO and see other available sizes.
What impressed me most was how Icon Finder will show the set your icon belongs to, just in case you want to download similar styles.
If you want to view entire sets of icons, select the “Browse” link (at the top of the front page or at the bottom of any search page) and you can sift through about 800+ sets. Should keep you busy.
Under the “Tools” link there are several cool applications. You can add an Icon Finder search feature to your website, convert and manage all of your icons and make one of those “favicons” that show up at the top of your browser URL as well as on tabs. When you have a moment, I suggest you visit Icon Finder to take a look around. You’ll be impressed by the selection and the quality.