Icons and pictograms are being used since last many decades to reduce verbosity. Icons remain etched in user’s memory and create a long lasting impression. Icons are also being used to improve the layout of a web page.
The easiest way to catch the curiosity of your visitors is by the use of strikingly creative icons and offering an experience that will stay wilt users for a long time to come. As all good things come in small packages, so do icons. They are small, but disparagingly important in deciding the aesthetics of a project, product or personality.
Digital content with good aesthetics and user experience will have users coming back for more and more. In digital-world, one icon is worth hundreds of words.
With technological advances and arrival of mobiles and tablets, icons have been gaining more popularity than ever before. With the reducing screen sizes, designers now have to create lucid icons rather than words, to effectively communicate the idea across to the users. Icons help in creating a unique identity, create differentiation and help in branding.
Today, icons are available for individual platforms, devices and even applications be it Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows desktop, phone, tablets, Google maps and they come in all forms, varieties, sizes, colors – some free and some at a cost.
Here’s a list of icon sets that you simply cannot avoid. You will be tempted to include them in your arsenal in order to provide your users with an overwhelming and rich experience.