Thursday, August 18, 2011

IconFinder looks interesting

By Vasudev Ram - | @vasudevram |

Saw this mentioned in a post on Hacker News.

IconFinder ( - is a search engine for icons.

You enter a word into its search box and it returns a list of icons matching that word. The icons in the list are clickable images; clicking an icon image takes you to another page where you can get more information about the icon, and are able to download it in one of the provided image formats, such as  .PNG or .ICO. It has a filter with options like "No filter", "Allowed for commercial use", etc. It also lets you specify the number of search results per page to display (18, 24 or 48). You can also set the background color for the shown icons to white, grey or black. You can also specify the size in pixels (height X width) for the icons, and it seems to return icons equal to or under that size.

One issue I found, was that it takes some time for pages to load fully, for searches that return many icons, since each of the results is shown as an image. It might be useful if the developer could provide more granularity (and lower values than 18, like, 4, 6, 8, 10) in the "number of results per page" setting.

But overall, a cool tool, and likely to be of use to web developers. It seems to have a fairly high number of visitors and pageviews - see .

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- Vasudev Ram @ Dancing Bison

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