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low-cost ecommerce stock icons

 8:00 am on Jul 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been looking at stock icons for our website - standard eCom stuff like a telephone, mouse, email, padlock etc.

Plenty of sites selling these (and great quality to). Generally these come in huge themed packs for over $100 - which I would happily pay except for the fact that I haven't found a single pack that covers our needs. Paying for 2 packs including 100's of icons to get 10 icons I would use would be overkill.

I've found one site that allows you to buy single icons (min. 10) and will also create custom icons for $15, but half the site doesn't work so I've no confidence in them.

Would be interested to hear other peoples experiences, and any recommendations welcome by sticky mail.



 10:15 am on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

iStockphoto has some good ones, and you can get a set for about $5-10


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 4:46 pm on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ive used that site too, very good.


 9:21 pm on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is it possible to convert webding/wingding characters into images to use?


 11:49 pm on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

quote "Is it possible to convert webding/wingding characters into images to use?"

Yes use MS word or MS Wordpad and the character map utility. from the Character map select the webding/wingding and copy. go to wordpad and paste the webding/wingding on the page and resize and colour as you wish. The when satisfied press Alt+print screen and go to you favorite paint / image processing program, select paste as a new image or paste into an existing image. Some characters are available directly in html by using © for the copyright symbol - sorry I cannot remember the complete list.

nn :)


 2:06 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks, numnuts. That's basically what I had in mind. Since it hadn't been mentioned, I was afraid maybe I was doing something that didn't work as well as I thought it did (didn't show up correctly in certain browsers or something). AFAIK, all the common little "webby" icons can be found there. As an "old codger," I still use ASCII code for the copyright symbol, etc., but one advantage of using the web/wingdings for images is that, at least in my experience, they resize really well.


 1:09 am on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

istockphoto is a great affordable resource.

best of luck!

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