Icon design tutorial: How to make a Calendar icon

Final Look of the Calendar Icon

In the past few weeks we have received several e-mails from different users in which they were asking us if we could share a few tips regarding icon development. This tutorial is our reply to those users and a small contribution to all of you out there interested in icon development.


DryIcons.com 2.0

DryIcons Redesign

The DryIcons website has grown so much in the past year, it’s slowly becoming a monster (but it’s one of those cute ones). Well aware of this fact we’ve made a monstrous decision to redesign the DryIcons website. We assure you, this was not an easy decision to make, but as time passed, the redesign project became a necessity, so the need to update the design was kind of self-made (by our monster-child), it was simply inevitable.


1st Anniversary and Graphics Giveaway Winners

1st Anniversary Winners

Finally, as we’ve promised, we have the winners… little later than it would be expected for a super-trooper-computer with a single processing task {:o)
Nevertheless, the winners are the author of comment No. 21 a.k.a. pasqui, and the author of comment No. 102 a.k.a. Anne !

Congratulations pasqui and Anne, will contact you guys by email for the details, and sincere gratitude to everyone for the nice comments and for being part of our mutual celebration!


1st Anniversary and Graphics Giveaway

Winners update: We got the winners! → ТХЕ Виннерс!

Update: We are happy to announce the entrance into the final phase of our anniversary’s celebration. As of now — November 10th, 00:00 CET — we are starting our extra-fast computers which run a super-intelligent application designed just for the occasion to select the two winners of our competition We are only dramatizing a bit :o). Anyway, the comments will be temporary disabled. The winners will be notified by email at certain time tomorrow.

Good luck to all of you!

1st Anniversary Pack


Smashing Magazine and DryIcons collaboration

Practika Icon SetWe’re happy to share with you that our “Practika” icon set, made especially for Smashing Magazine readers, is avaliable for download at: Smashing Magazine
Recently Smashing Magazine asked DRYICONS to develop a free icon set. When asked about the motivation behind the icon design, we stated:
“When asked to design a set of icons for Smashing Magazine, DryIcons’ designers decided to create a practical, user-friendly icon set, one that could have a large range of uses, and look great at the same time. Our main motivation for this icon set was to give the readers something they could really use.
The “Practika” icon set is stylish and elegant and can find its use in all websites, blogs, applications. The set contains 11 high quality web icons in 32-bit transparency in PNG file format. They come in 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px size.”

Read more about the “Practika” icon set and download it freely at the Smashing Magazine website, following the link from above. Regards and enjoy!