Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
If you’ve ever been stuck on a project looking for just the right icon to fill your need, you might want to check out the IconDB site and search for what you need.
The site provides a handy sliding navigation on the left to pop out the search button to locate the icons. Click on the “IconDB” text there, and it will slide out to give you the search box. When you submit the search, the box will tell you how many results were found and start to fill them in there behind the interface. Click anywhere outside of the search area and it will slide back, showing you the icons located.
Clicking on each of the icons will show the details for it, including the owner, a link to download it, what the image type is, and some of the keywords that it can be found under. The bar at the top can be used to navigate between the pages either by clicking on the arrows on ether side or actually sliding the highlighted section around.
It’s an interesting interface and it’s nice to help locate some icons if you’re in need, but I do wish there was a way to just browse the keyword categories and see how many of each kinds of icons there are. It feels more like a guessing game right now of getting the right term to find the icons you might want. Even a “similar icons” option might work well.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am