Website designers are always looking for that extra piece of spark to liven up their pages. This often comes in the form of background images, vector artwork, and more recently popularized icons. Small icons give your user interface an extra boost in usability and clarity. It helps to categorize links and portions of your webpage without using text.
For those creative enough I’ve included 33 exclusive icon tutorials below. These are prominently targeted for Adobe software such as Illustrator or Photoshop. Adobe Fireworks can also be used for some, but can be more difficult if you’re not familiar in the tools palette. On a similar note I’ve included a few free icon sets towards the bottom. These are 100% free to download and use anywhere on your websites. Feel free to include links to similar icon sets you know and use in your daily projects.