Feed Me, Seymour

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Lookin’ for a snazzy new icon for linking your web feeds? Look no further than FeedIcons.com. This industrious soul has taken the time to generate a whole raft of variants on the ubiquitous orange feed icon (size and background colour changes, primarily). Nice stuff.

big feed icon

Update: Note! I believe this icon was originally done by Stephen Horlander (according to the one person I asked who seemed to know). Can anyone verify this? Whoever designed it should get some public props for being awesome.

Update2: Steven Garrity has helpfully pointed to a weblog post by Kevin Gerich that discusses the origins of this icon.

6 Responses to “Feed Me, Seymour”

  1. Matt Nordhoff Says:
    December 23rd, 2005 at 12:02 pm

    I dunno, I think Firefox’s Live Bookmark icon looks better. I don’t like the shiny metal look. I like the standard RSS icon, but it is easier to just have one icon instead of the ‘XML’, ‘RSS’, ‘RDF’ and ‘ATOM’ icons confusing Regular People. But I’d prefer that icon to be the Live Bookmark one instead of this.

    Of course, the Live Bookmark icon doesn’t come in different colors, and this might come in different sizes, too (not gonna check). That can’t be done with the Live Bookmark icon unless somebody still has an XCF or PSD that could be modified.

  2. Matt Nordhoff Says:
    December 23rd, 2005 at 12:02 pm

    I dunno, I think Firefox’s Live Bookmark icon looks better. I don’t like the shiny metal look. I like the standard RSS icon, but it is easier to just have one icon instead of the ‘XML’, ‘RSS’, ‘RDF’ and ‘ATOM’ icons confusing Regular People. But I’d prefer that icon to be the Live Bookmark one instead of this.

    Of course, the Live Bookmark icon doesn’t come in different colors, and this might come in different sizes, too (not gonna check). That can’t be done with the Live Bookmark icon unless somebody still has an XCF or PSD that could be modified.

  3. Steven Garrity Says:
    December 23rd, 2005 at 3:01 pm

    This weblog post by Kevin Gerich explains the origins of this feed icon.

    Cheers

  4. Steven Garrity Says:
    December 23rd, 2005 at 3:01 pm

    This weblog post by Kevin Gerich explains the origins of this feed icon.

    Cheers

  5. J.B. Nicholson-Owens Says:
    December 23rd, 2005 at 8:12 pm

    Despite the language to the contrary, there is no SVG image in the zip file set of icons:

    :; unzip -v feed-icon.zip | grep -i svg
    :;

    Perhaps there is a free software Adobe Illustrator -> SVG converter program one could use to generate an SVG derivative. I tried http://www.sodipodi.com/files/ill2svg.tgz with it and the resulting SVG isn’t right (it loads as a bunch of text in Inkscape which loads SVG files). I’m in the process of trying another program to do the same job–http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit (pstoedit).

  6. J.B. Nicholson-Owens Says:
    December 23rd, 2005 at 8:12 pm

    Despite the language to the contrary, there is no SVG image in the zip file set of icons:

    :; unzip -v feed-icon.zip | grep -i svg
    :;

    Perhaps there is a free software Adobe Illustrator -> SVG converter program one could use to generate an SVG derivative. I tried http://www.sodipodi.com/files/ill2svg.tgz with it and the resulting SVG isn’t right (it loads as a bunch of text in Inkscape which loads SVG files). I’m in the process of trying another program to do the same job–http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit (pstoedit).

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