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How Stock Icons Work for your Website

The advantages of using stock icons for emphasis and design in creating an attractive website.

Online business owners are always looking for different methods in creating websites that are attractive, yet stand out from the competition. Unfortunately, with so many web designers as well as customers preferring a simple, clean website with attractive colors, the problem quickly becomes having a online business that simply looks like all the others.

However, there are ways in which you can make small, subtle changes to your website that keeps the clean, simple design, but adds unique touches that helps your website truly stand apart. One of the simplest and most effective tools is the use of stock icons.

What are Stock Icons?

Basically, stock icons are small images in very familiar shapes such as arrows, signs, words and the like which are instantly recognizable and add a great deal of practical value to the website’s appearance. Furthermore, stock icons bring a familiarity with them thanks to their widespread use. However, your website can benefits from the specific selection of icons that will enhance the positive qualities and make it easier to navigate.

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Unlike icons that are customized and can cost a considerable amount of money, stock icons are excellently designed and quite cheap. In fact, you can purchase thousands of them for pennies and use them royalty-free for as long as you are creating and using websites. Stock icons are available in multiple sizes, formats and resolutions to best fit your website.

The Advantages of Stock Icons

There are a number of benefits to using stock icons for your website. Those who have used stock icons effectively have reaped the benefits that they offer while spending very little money.

Navigation: First and foremost, stock icons tell visitors what the emphasis is on a particular page, highlight information or contain important links that customers should use to navigate through your website. For example, a paragraph that otherwise might get overlooked benefits from having an icon, such as an arrow or sign either in or next to the text so that it draws the attention of the customer.

Basically, you can clear up any confusion in your website by adding the extra emphasis of a stock icon. Just be sure to use only a few per page to maximize their effect.

Uniqueness: You can use stock icons to create a unique appearance for your website. By judicious arrangement, you can create a slick, clean website with just enough stock icons to make it really stand apart from the rest.

Inexpensive: As mentioned before, stock icons are dirt cheap, well designed and are available in the thousands so that you’ll never run out. It’s quite possible to never use the exact same stock icon again in your website.

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Overall, stock icons bring much needed attention to your website in a warm, welcoming and even funny way depending on how they are used. For those who want to get the most from their websites, stock icons offer a brilliant and simple way to make yours stand out from the rest.



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