30 Best Free Icon Sets for Bloggers

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Most of us tend to have a boatload of icons strewn across our blogs. Social media, bullet points, navigation, even smileys!

Here we’ve collected together some of the best free icon sets we’ve come across online. By taking yours icons from the same set, you get a consistent look and feel across your graphics for a more harmonious site design.

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Logo Design for a Sophisticated Brand

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Every blog has a unique audience, so the blog itself has to find a way to appeal to that audience.

One of the most difficult audiences to capture can be that of a sophisticated consumer. It can be difficult to achieve the prestigious, refined image you desire, without appearing outdated.

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40 Creative Blog Footer Designs

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The footer is traditionally an underused part of a web design. It’s the place for copyright notices and credit links.

But you can do so much more with a blog footer. Twitter updates, popular posts, recent comments, and Flickr photo streams are just a few common ideas. Have a look at the photos below and see if you can pick up a few ideas!

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How Do Cheaters Redesign And Still Win?

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It takes a lot of work to redesign a blog. More time than you might have at the minute.

But your blog is starting to feel stale and the little things that always annoyed you about it are finally getting to you, so what can you do?

Fix just one thing.

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Even Links Can Look Good

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Changing the style of your links is probably the easiest change you can make in your design.

If you aren’t sure how to do it, there is a good explanation at Echo Echo. It will show you how.

It takes only seconds to try out a new look for your links. With that in mind, here are some of the best ways to style your links, to both look good and be usable at the same time.

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7 Elements to Make Your Blog Look Great

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In What Makes a Design Good?, I talked about the technical aspects of a good design, like site and user goals, branding, and distinction.

I did not however answer the question of what makes a design look good. What makes one blog visually attractive, but makes another one ugly?

There is no mathematical solution, but there is an artsy one. A good looking design is a combination of a number of factors. If your blog succeeds in each of these areas, then the overall effect will be an appealing design.

designtext Image by Nir Tober.

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Make The Web a Less Colorful Place

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The web is a colorful place. It’s easy to choose any color you can imagine, and put it into your design. No mixing paints, and no worrying about color-printing costs.

It’s easy to have a colorful web page, and very tempting to do so. But what is the alternative?

Monochromatic Design

Monochromatic design is design with one color. You select a single base color, and then add white and black to it to produce different shades of that color.

Your design consists solely of your monochromatic palette, and various shades of gray.

Example of a monochromatic palette, with the base color at the right and left ends of the top and bottom rows respectively:

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