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Seven Great Icon Sets For Web Designers

FREE Commercial Use Icons

There are literally thousands of icon sets out there. Some are free for personal use, some free for commercial use and many are paid sets. We often come across sites that feature great icon sets that they claim as “free,” with no explanation as to whether they are personal or commercial licenses (they are often only free for personal use). To clear things up and provide icons that you can actually use for your projects, we have compiled our own list of only the best icon sets that we could find that are all completely free for COMMERCIAL use. Enjoy!

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Goodbye, IE 6. We Won’t Miss You.


Like all good web developers over the last nine or so years, we have dedicated countless hours to ensuring compatibility with Internet Explorer 6. Replacing our cool PNG effects and shadows with far plainer GIF equivalents, adding completely nonsensical hacks to make IE 6 behave, etc. Well, here’s where we make our stand.

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design: Create Rounded Images in Seconds! (Photoshop)

Rounded Images are easy!

Rounded corners are still as popular as they ever have been, but many designers don’t know how to easily create these using Photoshop. Today we are going to create a template that you can adapt as desired, and show you exactly how we made it in four easy to follow steps.

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css: Make Bold Items STAND OUT

Bolding with CSS

This one’s very easy, but it’s a great way to quickly increase the visibility of your bolded items.

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design: creating rounded edges on images

Rounded Corners

We’ve all seen them, images with cleanly rounded edges. But, if you haven’t spent some time in photoshop, you may not know exactly how to go about creating these effects yourself in a way that’s straightforward, and doesn’t require the use of a plug in or action.

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design: creating an inline css image border

inline css image border

In this article, we will explain in detail how to apply a border INSIDE an image itself, for those situations where an image may be displayed up against another element, or where a hidden margin would not be appropriate.

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design: creating proper mouse-over borders

inline css image border

Recently, we have noticed a number of prominent web sites that suffer from an all-too-common problem: jumping or displaced mouse-over effects…

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design: creating a clean png site shadow in photoshop

Photoshop Shadows

For those who aren’t quite sure how to create a shadow in Photoshop, we will go step-by-step in creating a shadow. Want to skip some of these steps and start with our shadow template? Read on…

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css: using simple css to create a great looking site shadow

Site Shadow CSS

Add a clean shadow around your content area with this tutorial.

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