I have a pet peeve. Okay fine, I’ve got more than one of them. One in particular has to do with social media icons. It may be silly, but I just can’t stand seeing outdated social media icons. In an attempt to save the world from outdated social media icons I’ve created my own social media icon set and you can download them for free!
Whether it’s a blog, business site, or just a cool infographic, one outdated social icon can totally ruin it for me. I can understand, though, that it’s not easy to stay on top with how often some of these sites change their icons. So I’ve made it my goal to not only keep myself updated, but to help keep you updated as well.
For me, this is one of those small details that can communicate volumes about your digital presence. Staying on the cutting edge keeps you relevant, reinforces trust, and helps you achieve social media rockstar status. If you’re going to build and design a blog worth following it is essential that your social media links are both visible and current. That’s why I created this free icon set for you to download and use at your leisure.
This is part of the Blog Design Essentials series where I go through what it takes to create a visually stunning blog.
What is in the set?
I’ve hand picked the most popular social sites out there and created four different downloadable sets. I’ve created a Chicklet version (squared icons) and a minimalistic version (no square). They are all 32x32px (because I don’t believe in smaller icons ;)…). Here are the sites included in the set:
- Ello (new)
- Blogger (new)
- and as a bonus… my icon 😉 (just in case you want to show your support for dustn.tv)
Because this is quite a meticulous and time-consuming process, I’ve only included the bare essentials in this package. 6 sets of 15 icons, that’s a total of 90 free social media icons that I’ve created for you! Needless to say it took some time to craft all of these, and being a full-time husband and daddy, I just can’t afford to do every single site out there. However, I am open to requests if you have any specific icons you’d like for your set– just inquire on my contact page.
How about a preview?
Here’s what the icon sets look like:
These are two of the 6 styles included in the set. The other styles included are a black and white version of the each of the styles you see above (tile and isolated logos).
The goal is to stay as current and accurate to each social network as possible to ensure consistency with brand recognition. It is my belief that staying true to the social networks own brand will communicate a higher level of trustworthiness and recognizability/familiarity.
I will be keeping this page as current as possible. Every time one of these social networks changes it’s icon– you can bet I’ll be updating these sets as soon as possible. So it might be a good idea to bookmark this page or subscribe for updates so you’ll never miss an update.
I hope you enjoy this set and if you have any questions just let me know in the comments below!
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You may also be interested in downloading my free official social media logos for larger scale use.
Are there any sites that you think I should have included in the set? You can leave a comment by clicking here.