Glyfz Social Media Ribbon Bar Icons

10th Aug 2017

I'm pleased to offer a free mini-set of social media ribbon bar/toolbar icons. Whilst it may be a mini-set they cover the main social media sites.

The set includes 16x16, 24x24 and 32x32 size icons in all Windows 10 scale factors (100%, 125%, 150%, 200%, 225%, 250%, 300% and 400%).

In addition to the coloured icons they are also provided with plain Office 2016 blue backgrounds.

The vector masters for all the icons also provided. The vectors masters have been saved in Adobe Illustrator CS6 format so most people will be able to open them.

You may use the icons in any project you wish including commercial ones.

The set may also be redistributed on condition that the archive remains as-is and not merged in to other icon collections. They must not be charged for, that they are attributed to Glyfz.com and that this read me file is included.

glyfz social media ribbon bar icons
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I decided to create these after seeing the really poor effort a supposedly professional toolbar icon company released recently. Their icons looked fine as raw vectors but dreadful as png's, the smaller the size the worse they looked. That's all that matters for toolbar icons, what they look like as pixels.

So I spent a few of days creating these. Whereas they evidently simply scaled and left them at that regardless of how bad they looked, I always hand edit each size as much as is required. With the Windows 10 scale factors that's a lot of work, 27 images per icon, but it's something you just have to do. There are no shortcuts if you care about quality, although evidently some care about quality more than others.

Text based icons are always the worst, and many use text as their logo, I just hate doing them. They're always a lot of effort and you can only do so much to make them look crisp, but I do the best I can.

Anyway enjoy them.