Things to be aware of when using icon material
Just because you can use free icon material does not mean that everything is OK. Make sure to protect the copyright and use the icon material.
Let’s protect copyright
All the sites introduced in this article meet the following conditions, so it is possible to use them on business sites without credit.
- Available free of charge
- Commercial use OK
- Credit not required
On the contrary, if you use the work of another person who is protected by copyright without permission, you may be liable for liability as it acts against the law. I think most people use it according to the rules, but when using the material, make it a habit to check the license contents firmly.
Redistribution is NG
Some sites may accept redistribution, so those who care about it should read the license once.
The SVG format is the best for display on the web
Although multiple file-formats are available for icon material, it is recommended to use SVG format when displaying on a website.
The file size can be kept small, and the image file does not need to be compressed.
iconmonstr (icon monster)
iconmonstr is a site where you can use over 4,000 kinds of stylish icon materials for free. Above all, this web site itself is fashionable, and you want to use it.
The icons are grouped as “Collection”. For example, in the “Airport” collection, icons related to airports, such as airplanes and control towers, are bundled, making them easy to find.
icooon-mono is a site where over 6000 icons are distributed for free. Of course, commercial use is also OK.
Since you can specify the size and color when downloading PNG and JPG, it is easy and convenient to use as it is after downloading.
FLAT ICON DESIGN
FLAT ICON DESIGN is a site where you can download flat design icon material for free.
Not only the quality of the icon itself is very high, but also you can choose your background color, and set the presence or absence of shadow, etc. It is also excellent usability.
Font Awesome 5
Font Awesome is a service that allows you to use over 1,500 icon materials free of charge. Most people have used it as an icon font, but you can download SVG files.
If you use only a few icons, you can make the page size smaller than importing CSS or JS files. So it is recommended to use it as an SVG file.
If you want to download the SVG file, you can download it by clicking the icon displayed under the title of the icon detail page.
Material Icons is an icon material service provided by Google. You can also download icons used on Android, so a lot of icon materials that can be useful in UI design are presented.
Also, Material Icons can be used as an icon font. So when using it on a Web site, you can easily display icons using CSS alone.
SVG PORN is a service that allows you to download logos and icons of famous companies and services from overseas as SVG files.
You can get icon material of various services such as AppStore, Apple Pay, Google Analytics.
The icon material can be used as a slight accent on the design to create a design that is more user-friendly as the atmosphere of the design changes dramatically.
In addition to the icon materials, there are services available for free such as photos and illustrations, so please try using them in combination with them!