Icons have a
significant function in Web 2.0 design. At present, we utilize less and
better icons that carry more meaning.
Icons can be useful when they're easily
recognisable and carry a clear meaning.
In many cases, it has been found that simple words carry more weight.
In the past, people used to use icons
excessively. It seemed that everyone wanted an icon for every
navigation link or tab. At present, people utilize clear text more
expansively and they also do not cram icons on their web pages.
While 2.0 designers do employ icons,
they are reserved for higher-value spots,
Simpler, more spacious designs demand
less attention and allow for a richer icons.
Few examples, showing various
Simple and clean
Cute and quirky
Do not necessarily have to feature
Creatively inspired by Mac OSX. See Enhanced Labs for a great