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Author Topic: Social media icon set, including one for DC  (Read 3385 times)

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Social media icon set, including one for DC
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:21:47 AM »
I recently decided to build a few websites and found a need to have a set of social media icons to link to all of the related profiles for each site. Since some of them have associated profiles on more recently created social networks, I had to find a nice full set that included icons for sites like Google Plus and Pinterest.

Elegant Themes has a really nice set with a lot of different icons, including the more recent social networks. The set is GPL licensed, so you can use them in Wordpress themes and plugins, intended for distribution or sale. This set is now my default for using when building sites and blogs.

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While building my portfolio site, I found the need to have an icon that matched that set, to link to my DC profile.

After editing the included Flickr icon, I now have a matching one with Cody, which I am now sharing with anyone that would like to use the set provided by Elegant Themes, and have a matching icon to link to their DC profiles.

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 11:22:46 AM »
Nice!!  the DC one is pretty awesome (tiny suggestion maybe the contrast could be enhanced somehow between foreground white cody and the background?)

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 09:25:17 PM »
Maybe DC in block letters behind cody, or a color splash to the background?
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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 09:50:00 PM »
Very cool!  I recently found the site and subscribed (it has some really good themes), but this is great!  I just had to make some, and I like these better!

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 09:53:10 PM »
Nice tweaks Edvard  :up:

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 10:12:09 PM »
Nice tweaks Edvard  :up:

agreed... I like the second one (codysplash) better :)

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 01:26:38 AM »
+1 for Edvard's 'hacked' icons, looking great :Thmbsup:

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 12:23:16 PM »
Thanks for the kudos, but to be honest, mine was mostly an experiment in response to Mouser asking about a higher contrast button.
I'm actually still partial to app's original Cody icon; I dig the subtlety.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 12:30:50 PM »
Thanks for the kudos, but to be honest, mine was mostly an experiment in response to Mouser asking about a higher contrast button.
I'm actually still partial to app's original Cody icon; I dig the subtlety.  :Thmbsup:

That was kind of what I was going for, to keep with the more subtle look of most of the icons in the set. I could have just as easily put Cody on one of the blue icons if I had wanted more contrast, but I didn't think it would look as good next to the other icons, when using more than one.

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 12:32:51 PM »
I guess the reason I like the other one is that the edges are more pronounced- not necessarily for the blue.  If the splash of blue was removed,leaving it with just the edges cleaned up, it would look good to me also.

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 12:49:28 PM »
It's just a little hard to make out cody on the white background.. Maybe it could stay grey if the grey background was darkened a bit.

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2012, 01:12:34 PM »
It's just a little hard to make out cody on the white background.. Maybe it could stay grey if the grey background was darkened a bit.

That's what I meant said better :)

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2012, 01:38:40 PM »
Maybe it could stay grey if the grey background was darkened a bit.

But then it wouldn't match the shading of the other icons, especially any of the white icons. Don't look at the icon by itself...consider it with the rest of the set.

If I had done the icon in the exact same style, it would have been only an outline of Cody (like the twitter one) and you wouldn't have been able to tell at all, what it was supposed to be.

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Re: Social media icon set, including one for DC
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 01:45:16 PM »
That makes sense... but even looking at the others, they have definitive edges.  For Cody, the edges are there- but you have to look really close to see them.  That's what I like about the splash version; it delineates that edge, while not adding anything like the DC.  Perhaps if the edges were just made a bit sharper, it wouldn't even require doing anything to the background?