Following the recent re-design of the Eightyone Design website we are now questioning the inclusion of some extras in the site design. First off is the RSS icon. Do wee need to have the RSS icon displayed on our website in order for users to instantly recognise they can subscribe to updates from us? Secondly is the Twitter icon and accompanying feed. Should we include our latest tweets on our blog? Similarly, should we also include a twitter style icon to allow people instant recognition that we are actively using Twitter?
We have spent a lot of time on the redesign of our website, opting for a clean and simple style so would we just be confusing things somewhat by including extra icons.
So I’ve been doing a little research and scouring other sites to see if and how they include their RSS icons and it returned some great results, I’ve included my favourites below:
Twitter Feeds and Icons
Inevitably whatever we choose to include will have to work with the site. I think a lot of the icons above compliment the site whilst retaining their recognition.
So as a designer do you find it easy to work icons into a site? And as a user do you look for these icons in order for you to subscribe or follow?
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