30+ Innovative Icon-Based Navigation Menus
Here at Design Shack we love a good navigation menu. Lately we’ve noticed a trend arising around menus that use icons either exclusively in place of text or as a support of additional textual information.
Adding icons to your navigation can not only give you an aesthetic boost but actually make for a quicker visual read of the link. Here’s a collection of over thirty icon-based navigation menus that we found online. We’ll conclude with a few resources you can use to snag some free icons to create your own fancy menus.
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Free Icon Sets
Now that you’ve had your dose of inspiration, it’s time to start the original creation step. Use the resources below to help you create your own beautiful navigation menu!
gCons: Free All-Purpose Icons for Designers and Developers (100 icons + PSD)
478 Free SVG Vector Icons – The “Seven” Icon Pack
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Icon Search Engines
Looking for something specific? Check out these great free icon search engines.
With the inspiration and resources above, you should now be fully armed to go out and make some great icon-based navigation menus.
Also, be sure to leave a link to any icon-based navigation menus that you’ve found on the web.