From time-to-time I need to create a circle with a dashed outline in my icon designs. The problem is that when I create the dashed line in Adobe Illustrator using the Stroke palette, the dashes do not work out evenly so I end up with partial dashes or overlapping dashes where the circle begins and terminates. In this short article I will show you how to calculate the dash and gap values to create perfect dashed lines every time.
When I review icons submitted to Iconfinder, I have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the site are the highest possible quality. But the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality” is often very small and usually involves minimal changes. In this article I have distilled my design guidelines into Six Easy Steps to Better Icon Design. The steps follow the basics of sound icon design and should be seen as a guide, not a dogmatic rule book. The savvy designer knows when he or she can break the rules for the greatest benefit.
Are you about to design your first ever app icon? Have you designed a few already, but need some inspirational reboost? Or maybe you are a founder of a mobile startup, who wants to give a brief to your front-end developer? Congrats, you have all reached an article that will give you the greatest insights in this field.
Clocks are ticking and calendars are flipping! With Christmas madness just around the corner it is time to prepare joyful campaigns, greeting cards, advent calendars – you name it! We at Iconfinder decided to be your secret elf helper and gathered this list of 10 Christmas icon sets that could help you bring on the beautiful designs. Shhh, don’t tell anyone!
Today Iconfinder is proud to announce that our new & improved sales analytics tool has been released. We have the world’s largest database of unique icons, but what does that matter if we don’t have what people are looking for? So we decided to help the contributors figure out what people want.
October 15th marks a happy day, when the first ever design conference exclusively for icon designers was held by Iconfinder. The event took place at The Old Rubber Factory in Amsterdam and gathered designers from around Europe and The United States in order to celebrate icon design, network, and learn from some of the most experienced pros in the industry.
Halloween is just around the corner and 170 million people in North America are celebrating this annual holiday. It’s a good opportunity to send out a newsletter, blog posts and campaign with a spooky Halloween theme. We have collected 10 amazing icon sets with hundreds of high quality vector icons that you can use.
Today I woke up feeling tired and unmotivated. I know I have to prepare and upload a new shot to my dribbble profile everyday, but I just don’t feel like it. Maybe it’s the rain outside my bedroom window, or maybe that’s just the autumn blues. Days are becoming shorter, and I swear it gets darker every morning when I wake up.