Font Awesome Review: Everything You Need to Know

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Tools1 month ago • Written by 3 Comments

Ever wonder what Font Awesome is? Don’t look anywhere else because here is the Font Awesome review you are looking for.

Font Awesome is a web font collection that contains all the icons from Twitter Bootstrap framework. It provides you scalable vector icons that you can instantly customize. You can customize it in any size, color, drop shadow, or any other thing that you can do with the power of CSS.

The setting up of Font Awesome is as simple as adding two lines of code in your website. If you are an advanced user, you can customize as you like it. Just add the Font Awesome on your website with a single code line.

There is no need to download or install any software for that purpose. There are number of features that Font Awesome offers for your website. Let’s discuss each one of them briefly.

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40 Free Icon Sets Worth Checking Out

Posted in Freebies, Icons2 months ago • Written by 2 Comments

Icons are very important in websites as they are used to make them look complete. These can be seen on every website. Their purpose is to guide the users and provide useful information to them. That said, designers are well aware of their meaning in web related projects and always looking for good icons to use in their websites.

Icons are symbols that work as the communicator between the user and web page. In addition to that, icons provide a smoother and easier navigation experience.

Designers who work to give usability to the visitors always include icons in their design.

Why?

  • Icons make the design of website look simple and creative
  • Icons are a great way to help your visitors finding their required information quickly

As the modern design technology is improving, more and more designers are using icons in their websites. Icon sets can be found easily on the Internet in both free and premium charges.

If you are a creative designer, you can create custom icons for yourself. However, using icon sets that are pre-designed by expert designers is always a good option. A lot of talented graphic designers share their icon sets with other designers so that everyone can utilize them.

In today’s post, we are sharing 40 free icon sets of 2014 that we have collected for web designers, developers and bloggers. You can freely download these sets and use them in your designing projects.

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22 Web Design Resources Ready for Download

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Icons, Tools, Vectors, Wallpapers, Web Design6 months ago • Written by 7 Comments

Design elements are important for a web designer. It makes his designs look more beautiful, thus, increasing its usability. Choosing the correct icons, buttons, and other elements is important because it makes your designs look trendier, livelier and more beautiful, aesthetically. Web design resources are everywhere but choosing one among the loads online can be a bit overwhelming.

It is necessary to be able to find great design elements. However, due to the massive number of resources available, it becomes difficult, nay, almost impossible to find what you need in the shortest possible time. That is why, 1stWebDesigner gathered the following web design resources for your usage.

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[Giveaway] 3 Business Plans from Web Icon Set – 3 Years of Subscription [Ended]

Posted in Freebies, Icons10 months ago • Written by 29 Comments

Planning on redesigning your website or application? In need of a fresh icon sets for the new look? Well, well, well, look no further! Get a chance to win one of the 3 business plans from Web Icon Set, each worth $199 or 3 years worth of subscription!

Web Icon Set provides professional and quality royalty-free stock icons for designers. By being a member, you can have access to over 1,000+ premium icons including Pictograms, Stock Icons and Mini Icons with for a very affordable subscription fee. All of the icons are perfect for websites, web and mobile applications.

So, what are you waiting for?

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15 Beautiful PSD Badges for Free

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates10 months ago • Written by 16 Comments

Looking for a PSD template for web badges? We got you covered! We realize that hiring a graphic artist to design even just a small badge, icon, or logo can be expensive, so we made the following badges for you!

Feel free to download, edit, and use these badges for your projects, either personal or for commercial purposes.

We designed these badges with different types of websites in mind. Whether you have an online store, membership site, digital goods, and just about anything,  you’ll easily find which one will fit.

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Icon Talk: Choosing the Perfect Icons for Your Website

Posted in Icons, Illustration, Tips, Web Design11 months ago • Written by 15 Comments

This thought might be the prevailing philosophy that hides beneath the shroud of web design: that small details sometimes happen to be the most important ones. That the things we think do not matter in our design are, in fact, necessary for the smooth flow and exchange of information.

Sometimes small things tend to have the biggest importance.

One of these small things that are commonly taken for granted are icons. Icons can be considered as a worldwide-understood element of web design. They are apprehended by most people, making the websites benefit from the addition of such. It is in this universality that icons are considered to be one of the most important design elements that have ever walked (figuratively) on the face of the earth.

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106 Free Flat UI Kits to Boost Your Designs in No Time

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates11 months ago • Written by 18 Comments

Over the past several months, we have noticed that in web design the use of flashy illustrations, extraneous textures and drop down shadows were minimized if not totally removed. This is due to the growing influence of flat design – a user-centric web design style.

Microsoft, Google and now even Apple is digging this design trend. If you have observed that you were left behind and you still have those beveled, bulged and eye popping gradients, you can catch up by learning the Basic Principles of Flat Design .

And here is more to help you get started. I compiled 100+ FREE downloadable Flat UI kits to help you kickin’ in no time.

UI kits are great packages for starters for they can save you time, which is important when you are catching up the trend. These kits usually come in PSD file formats and include brushes, patterns and a lot of user interface elements.

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45 Fresh and Free High Quality Icons in PSD Format

Posted in Freebies, Icons2 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Today, we bring you 45 fresh and high quality free icon sets in PSD format. These PSD files can be edited easily according to your individual needs or requirements. In fact, it is the ease of use that encourages even the most experienced designers to take a keen interest in free icon sets and PSDs.

So without further ado, here is the collection of icon sets. Enjoy!

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25 Sets Of Clean Icons For Perfect Minimal Web Design

Posted in Freebies, Icons2 years ago • Written by 25 Comments

Trends come and go, minimalism stays. Icons bring designs and interfaces alive; they engage people and help them interact. Minimal, glyph-type icons are still the most used ones around. Simplicity of them is also their advantage. In this roundup we have prepared 26 clean and minimal icon designs to brighten up your designs. All of the sets are fresh (except for one, couple of weeks till 2012, sorry), there are also some premium (really stunning) sets included. Be sure to check licenses before using any of them.

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1WD’s Google+ Icon Set – Freebie!

Posted in Freebies, Icons2 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

We have prepared a little gift for our loyal readers: Google+ Icon Set just for you! Download the PSD file now and learn how those popular G+ icons are created. This isn’t original work, just we are so  big fans of Google+ that we wanted to recreate this icon set! Mainly it is created you to check that PSD and see how such simple icons are created and maybe come up with something better than they did on Google! Enjoy!

We have released this icon set almost a week ago through our newsletter, so if you want to get instantly updated whenever a freebie and amazing giveaway is hosted just subscribe to our newsletter!

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