Hey! all you software development folks out there. If you are into website development and design, and have been looking for icons for long now, you know that there are quite a few available online but most of the good ones come for a price. You may find resources to free ones as well but usually the quality is not all that impressive.
Recently Abdylas Tynyshov of the User Interface Icons has floated for free download and usage, varied icons numbering a total of 560. All the icons have the PNG format and they are available in four different sizes such as 24/24 Pixels, 32/32 Pixels, 48/48 Pixels and 80/80 Pixels. As far as the license is concerned, they have been shared under the Creative Commons License. You can get the icons for download from User Interface Icons website.
The total number of icons for download are indeed 560, however that’s not the number of unique icons. It’s the availability in four different sizes, that makes them 560 (140 X 4), the distinct ones are only 140. The different sizes should fit the bill for many users and uses. It would perhaps save a lot of time consumed in resizing the images, and a possible loss of quality in doing so. Here are some icons
You can preview the whole set at User Interface
The icons are all available in the PNG (‘ping’) format and have a nice transparent background. However the truly unique designs of the icons amount to only 75, the rest 65 are variations of the first 75. Variations include different connotations such as Add/Remove/Edit etc. They can be quite helpful for representing different status of an entity (printer, fax, clock, lock etc.)
The download of the icons should be fast even for an average Internet connection as the file has been zipped. So the total size is just 1.46 MB. Three clicks from the home page and you are already downloading the stuff.
The icons have been released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. This license basically allows you to copy and store the icons on your PC, and even use them for commercial software development and design. As far as sharing the icons is concerned, you are totally free to do so however you’d need to let the the terms of usage file (Use.txt) remain as it is.
Then there are things however, that you cannot ignore about the license. You are not allowed to say that they are owned by you, the only owner of the icons is Abdylas Tynyshov. You can’t sell them to others in anyway or even compile them into a bunch and offer as a free gift. Besides, it might be a good idea to credit the author, for being nice and making the icons available for free.
So good luck for your projects!