Social Media Icons
A key component of professional-looking web design is consistency. Images, icons, typefaces and content should all work together to convey a singular message and theme. In this regard, social media icons reduce a good portion of the workload when designing your web site. These icons are readily available for download and typically come in themed sets that provide icons for all of the most popular social media networks. By using these pre-made icons, you can maintain a congruent visual theme on your website or blog. These icons will also increase usability of your website by providing eye-catching and recognizable links to your other online venues.
Examples of Social Media Icons:
There are numerous sources for obtaining these social media icons vector in ready-to-use file downloads. Designbolts.com, iconarchive.com and deviantart.com are all sources worth exploring. There are also a number of websites online that offer a means to customize the icons before you download them.
Adding the icons to your website is a simple matter of uploading the image and then setting it up as a hyperlink. For bloggers, a similar process is used. Depending on your blog system, you can typically add a "widget" or a "gadget" for HTML code. After that, it's only a matter of setting up an HTML hyperlink with your icon as the image. For example:
<a title="Follow me on facebook!" href="URL TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE">
<div class="img"><img alt="Follow me on facebook!" src="THE URL OF YOUR ICON IMAGE" height="40" width="40" border="0" /></div>
Free download for Windows and Mac!