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Smashing Community Icon Set: Vote Now!

Two days ago, we invited you to participate in the Smashing Community Icon Set1 event, in which you would tell us what icons you want and we would design them for you together with the design agency SoftFacade2 of Russia. We express our sincere gratitude for the engagement of our readers, the useful feedback and the support. Thank you!


Indeed, we were overwhelmed by the amount of ideas and suggestions. Overall, we received over 430 comments in our announcement post4 and in the forum5. We identified over 120 (!) various ideas, combined them according to similarity and ranked them in order of popularity. We ended up with the seven most popular ideas.

And now it is your turn to decide which icon set we should design. Please vote for your favorite set in the poll below. And please spread the word so that as many users as possible can participate, so that the set that is truly most wanted by the community is chosen. You have 48 hours.

Your ideas for the community icon set Link

Let’s take a close look at the most popular ideas that were presented in your comments in the magazine and in the forum:

  1. Portfolio Icons Set
    A set of icons that could be used in portfolios and sites of design agencies. Examples: showreel, hire me, future projects, invoice, cv, graphic design, product design, illustration, drawings, brainstorming, donate, photography, freelance, full-time, finished work, current work, collaboration, free for job, busy, upcoming work.
  2. E-Commerce Icons Set
    A set of icons that could be used in various commercial applications (e.g. online-shops). Examples: credit, bank, bestseller, featured, premium, special offer, limited edition, payment cards, basket, product, category, attributes, brand, order, shipping, bank, credit card, PayPal.
  3. Web Application Set
    A set of icons that could be used in web-applications or online-services where registration is required. Examples: login, logout, edit, my account, settings, sign in, sign out, sign up, contact, collaboration, process/workflow, project, publish, library, cost, ticket, milestone, issue, comment, invoice, order, product, category, customers, suppliers.
  4. Blog icon set
    A general icon set for bloggers, containing icons comment, email, feed, user, delicious, twitter, pencil/pen, star/heart, folder, pencil, calendar, date, sitemap, search.
  5. CMS Icon Set
    A set of icons for interface designs in CMS. Examples: archives, old versions / draft versions, document library, consulting, business contact, networking, communication, statistitcs, advertising, administrative docs, billing.
  6. Forum / Community Icon Set
    A general set of icons for various forums and boards. Example: reply, new thread, new topic, save, preview, submit, active topics, new posts, unanswered posts.
  7. Robots / Geeks Icon Set
    A set of original creatures (robots or some other geeks). Examples: single robot, multiple robots, robot with a shout bubble, robot with a heart, robot with a gear, robot with envelope.

What icon set should we design for you? Link

Winners Link

Also, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Mac Dock Icon Throw Pillows. The winners were chosen randomly among all commenters in the magazine and the forum.

The winners are:

  • Melissa (comment #292)
  • Martin S. (comment #207)
  • Jeff (comment #338)
  • Evody (forum member #2919)
  • lewii (forum member #5533)
  • Leissa (forum member #5115)

All winners have already been contacted. Thank you for your participation, folks! Please stay tuned (RSS6 and Twitter7) — more giveaways and contests are coming! And don’t forget to visit our forum from time to time: the in this forum thread8!


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    March 20, 2009 4:49 pm

    congrats to the winners!! :)

  2. 2

    Congrats Guys !! Enjoy you pillows ;)

    DKumar M.

  3. 3

    Voted! Congrats to the winners =)

  4. 4

    nice guys! get voting!
    comment #4 woo! LOVE THE SITE been using it for ages! keep up the good work!!!!!!! xxx

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    Congratulations to all the winners!

  7. 7

    I voted…Congrats!!

  8. 8

    Cool Idea :-)

  9. 9

    Congratulations to the Winners.

    Keep the various contests and designs coming.

  10. 10

    You do a great job here. I think a blog icon set will be welcome. Thanks

  11. 11

    Bye, iChat pillow…

  12. 12

    woot my suggestion made it to the list :) thought that would give a pillow, thought for a second I had won! But happy that the suggestion made it, lose-win situation :D

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    I really want to see some UI icons with clear and nice style.

  15. 15

    I voted for CMS icons. It’s hard to find some decent icons other than famfam.

  16. 16

    I would like a portfolio icon set :D

  17. 17

    Sorry Smashing… but I’ve gotta boo this one. Blog icons? CMS? Forums? Can we be any more generic? I’d love to see Smashing push design into new areas.

    How about this, instead of starting directly with icon sets, maybe we can define icon styles first. Then allow people to create icons for a particular style and, after group approval, the icon is then added to that style. For example: a high-gloss “aero” set as a style -> User Bob makes a “add a comment” icon for it -> Smashing regulars vote it in (or out) and it get’s added to the official Smashing Aero Icons set.

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    I voted for the Portfolio Icons, I could use them for my portfolio (:

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    Erik M Kubitschek

    March 21, 2009 5:41 pm

    Voted, thanks gang!

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    Just what *is* a portfolio set?


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