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Free Web Icon Resources!

All webmasters want to make a functional and friendly website. Much of the time, good icons can help in this. These are some of the best free icons we found from around the web. Feel free to comment and add your suggestions.

Created by Mark James, the icons available at FamFamFam are incredible. The Silk set contains more than 700 of the things. And… he takes requests!

The Tango Project is a bit different, but just as useful. “The Tango Desktop Project exists to create a consistent user experience for free and Open Source software with graphical user interfaces.” While it is focused mostly on desktop software, the icons created thus far as spectacular. Available as PNGs or in SVG form, the icons can be found in the Icon Gallery.

Next up are thirty-one pixel icons by ExplodingBoy. The download includes four different color sets. The icons are perfect for navigation and posting elements in blogs and forums, and could easily be made the perfect color with a simple hue tweak in Photoshop.

“The Drunkey Love iconset consists of over 100 16×16 icons in both GIF and PNG format.” A constantly updated set, these are mostly pixel icons. Well, they kind of have to be at 16×16, but that is besides the point. They match the Drunkey Love WordPress Theme to a T, which is always nice. Check back there every once and a while for updates.

GraphicPUSH has several great icon sets available, such as a set of RSS/XML icons, and a very good set for blogs and content management systems. There haven’t been any new sets posted in awhile, but what is there is great.

That wraps up this list of free web icon resources. Once again, please comment and add your suggestions.

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LibriVox – Free Audiobooks

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast and catalog). Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.”

Seriously, this is cool. The sudden influx of out-of-copyright material ( Public Domain Torrents )is great. I just hope people continue to devote their time and energy towards causes like these.

LibriVox has a very good about page. I wish other projects or services explained themselves this well.

Enjoy your free content.