23 Free Web Icon Sets for Design Projects
The supply of free icons and clip arts that we can download from different sources is ginormous. Thanks to the generous graphic artists and web designers who have made their icons available to the general public. However, finding quality and usable icons have also become an excruciating task for many people. We also have to be choosy because there are also plenty of junks out there—I mean, not so useful web design icons and of inferior quality.
The list below represents some amazing work and these icons are all free. Some of them can be used for both private and commercial projects. However, I suggest that you read the fine-print carefully because there are hundreds of websites that sell icons that are “royalty free,” which means you still have to pay for whatever it is you want.
01 – Practika Icon Set
This set of pratical and high quality web icon set from Smashing Magazine are available in resolutions 64×64 pixels, 128×128 pixels and 256×256 pixels, in 32-bit transparency PNG. These web design icons can be used for a variety of purposes — in particular, in portfolios and in corporate designs.
If you need more icons, checkout these 500+ web design icons or more than 500 individual icons.
02 – Yoritsuki Icons
This file contains 35 icons that are associated with hot springs in Japan. This pack features elaborate, detailed and unique icons drawn in 128×128-pixel form. These are available in PNG and ICO formats.
03 – Construction Icons
This full of color web icons set represents the most know objects about construction. These are ideal for creating site under construction or site under maintenance website design. Number of icons in the set: 5 icons.
04 – Systematrix Full
There are 28 free icons in this pack . These icons are compatible with Windows Vista and XP. Sizes of icons vary from 16×16 to 256×256 pixels.
05 – Financial and Application icons
This set from Smashing magazine contains 59 raster and vector icons in PNG, ICN and ICO formats. An . Vector (in EPS) file is also included in the pack. You may use these web design icons for private and commercial projects, blogs and web-sites for free. However, you are required to get the author’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission if you want to sell or redistribute the web design icons.
06- DeskMundo Live Icons
This set looks similar to Windows Vista’s Aero icons. It is because the artist based his work on Windows Live. All web design icons are in 256×256 pixels.
07-Web social icons
This is complete web social icons pack for your blog and websites.The full download contains 39 icons, with each icon in five different sizes.
08 – Gaming Icons Pack
This set of icons features gaming icons in 3d cartoon style. You may use the web design icons for game emulators like SNES and Sega.
09- 3D Cartoon Icon Pack
This set contains software and application icons for your dock or desktop and consists of 111 total web design icons that can be used for both for PC and Mac.
10 -Mac Web icons
Nice looking icons that represent the most known devices of apple such as iPod. This icon set is designed with a pale white (grey scale) and very little blue contrast. An icon collection as sober as every object that conform the mac family objects. A quite clean set with extruded and detailed look created for fanatics of technology devices. Number of icons in the set: 5 icons.
11 – Web kit interface layout pack
Here are hundreds of freeweb icons such as buttons,,arrows, menu bars, web boxes, ui scrollbar, checkboxes, etc. in different color schemes and sizes.
12 – Email Me Icons
The set contains 11 icons at resolution of 128×128 pixels. These web design icons, which were designed by Mario Martínez from Mayosoft, are for personal use only.
13- Cinema Sigma Icons for MAC
If you are in love with the glamorous cinema world, icon shock brings you this stock, it is right for you! It contains some objects you need to know if you are into the movie world such as the golden Oscar price, a pop corn to have with your favorite movie and also a director chair among others. These movie world elements are designed in a vista style, a nice clean combining of bright colours and great shapes, they are also designed blending the simplicity and clean design.
14- Aqua Gloss Icons
The pack contains 32 high quality popular application-based icons in transparent 128×128 pixels PNG files. These can be used for both commercial and private projects. You may also request PSD files through email.
15 – Web Icon
The set is available in various sizes from 16×16 to 256×256 pixels sizes, both in 256 colors and True Color with semi-transparency channel. It can be delivered in ICO, PNG, GIF or BMP formats.
16 – Scrap Icons
The set incorporates 68 Vista-style dock and desktop replacement icons.
17 – Blueset Icons
I love the color blue especially if it is combined with white to get that zen effect. It is just awesome.If you agree with me, then try downloading the 8 icons in this set, all are in PNG format.
18 -Web 2.0 Gift Icons
The icons are available in PNG, ICO and ICNS format. They are free to use for both personal and commercial projects, including websites, templates and software.
19 -Free Icon Set
There are 14 icons in this set that you can use for free.Icon sizes: 64×64,,128×128,,256×256 pixels.
20 -Jet Black Social Media Icons
This free social media icon set contains 30 icons all together.
21 -web 2 icon set
Here are 35 Web 2.0 icons that you may use for free in both personal and commercial projects. Size of the icons is 128×128 pixels and available as .PNG and .ICO.
22 -Web-camera v2 Icons
Each icon is available in sizes of 16×16, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 128×128 and 256×256 pixels. All images are supplied in ICO, PNG, GIF, and BMP formats. Your order will get you all icons in have 256 colors and True Color variants.
23 -Silver Inlay Glowing Glass
A total of 154 Social Networking or Social Media Icons are included in this pack. You may use these icons free for personal and commercial use. A PSD source file is also available if you are interested.