More and more bloggers and webmasters are using RSS syndication to convert their weblog visitors into regular readers. However, before you can start getting them to subscribe, you’ll need to first catch their attention.
Obvious and catchy RSS icons can be a good start. It is pretty straightforward that if an RSS icon (or button) is big enough and positioned high on the upper fold, they tend to be more effective.
Here’s a showcase of free RSS icons you can use for your weblog, or if you are still using the typical RSS icon on your site, it’s probably time to change. Full list after the jump.
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FeedIcons provides complete sets of standard RSS Icons in almost all image formats – AI, EPS, SVG, PSD, PDF, PNG, JPG, GIF.
Mess with your readers with these animated RSS icons, by Abdussamad.
Available sizes: 256×256 and 512×512 PNG Format.
Available sizes: 256×256, 128×128, 96×96, 80×80, 72×72, 64×64, 48×48, 32×32, 24×24, 16×16
Alternative RSS Icons by MouseRunner
Mini RSS Icons by xeddddyx
4 Colors RSS Icons by Valen
Designed by Dirceu Veiga from Brazil especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift for its readers.
6 different colors of RSS Banners designed them based on three resources of super famous freebies.
D.I.Y RSS Icons
Here’s some tutorials and web service to create your own customized RSS feed icons.
Photoshopcandy: Design Vista style glassy and vibrant RSS feed icon
Yet another online service to create customize RSS Icon