In all aspects of web and graphic design, web icons are used to bring life to designs and interfaces helping users to interact intuitively and easily. Creating awareness and engagement is important and using clean and minimal icon sets in a simple design will generally improve usability and guide visitors in the right direction. The rapidly growing number of people using mobile devices is another good reason to emphasize on using simple web icons to make user-friendly interfaces in a compact and responsive design.
This roundup of free and simple UI and web icons will help you, whenever you need inspiration for a new design project or do not have the time to design an icon set from the ground. Cleverly designed icons make clean user interfaces that are intuitive and self explanatory which is essential, and a must if you want to craft winning designs that can compete with the best in the business. To fuel your creativity even further, I also encourage you to check some examples of minimal website design.