The rise of flat design a few years back may have been seen as nothing more than a trend by some web designers. But even today, flat design still dominates the web with its minimalist and resource-friendly features. Flat design has found its way on the mobile scene with its design principles used as the foundation for many of its themes.
If you’re still not sold on the idea of using a flat design or if the benefits of using flat designs don’t serve the purpose or theme of your application, you may check out this other set of icons and see if they better fit in with the vision that you wish to fulfill.
The use of flat icons in minimalist themes is clear. They cost less, not just in processor resources, but also in the focus and eyestrain of website visitors and application users. The upside of using flat design is that
The variety we’ve decided to share here include icons that you can use in phone and desktop toolbars, desktop application icons, themed icons, and social media icons. If you need more choices in icons that you can use for your social media plug-ins, then head over to our social media icons resource and browse some of the icons we’ve collected from around the web.
Minimalist themes exist offline too. Menus, brochures, manuals, and posters can make use of these icons as legend icons and labels.
Sure, everything printed on paper looks flat anyway, but most of these flat icons were designed with minimalist principles. This helps make your printed material look less cluttered and ensures that the icons will print clearly and crisply where most complex icons fail.
These flat icons are available in a variety of formats, including AI or Vector EPS for more easily modifiable icons to suit your design needs, and PNGs of varying sizes so the icons appear crisp and clear across several resolutions and platforms. They can be used in several media platforms and software applications.
If you’re presenting a slideshow presentation, making some infographics or customizing your workspace or your phone, these flat icons are worth considering. Flat icons aren’t just hot commodities right now; as they’re a staple resource in web design, you can always have more to add to your collection. You can try out some of our collected icons here with a quick download.
Whether you’re set on using a flat design or a hybridized design, flat icons are worth trying out for their cool, clean aesthetic. Any project that you might be working on will have several, differing needs when it comes to how you approach your design theme and elements.
If the current website, app, or media presentation that you’re currently working on leans more toward business and finances, have a look at some of these business icons we’ve gathered from around the web and collected for you.