Adding in small icons to the layout of your website is the perfect way to capture attention. Visitor’s love extra spice in design work and it helps your layout stand apart from the crowd. I find examples of web icons very inspiring, you can almost get a sense of where the current trends are moving. And sitting in 2012 I find web design to be an extremely interesting topic of discussion.
In the small showcase below I’ve put together a collection of powerful icons found in web design. User interfaces are key to navigating any layout and interacting with the site data. With the right icon you can portray actions like ‘edit’ and ‘save’, even without any context! Check out some of the examples below to build up your own understanding of icons in web design.