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Feed Icon

May 27th, 2007 at 1:06 AM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

Feed IconThe Feed icon seen in Internet Explorer and FireFox is pretty much the standard Feed Icon now-a-days. It is an internationally-known icon to represent a Feed. The great thing about it is, it doesn’t just represent one kind of Feed Protocol, it represents the idea of a Feed in general. It is also less confusing to less-technical users than text or icons that say things like “XML”, “RSS” and “ATOM”.

But, where can you get a large copy of this image? Sure, you could do a screenshot of the icon in your browser, but what if you want a bigger version of the icon (like the one in my Sidebar)? Well, FeedIcons.Com provides the Icon in multiple formats. These formats include Al, EPS, SVG, PSD, PDF, PNG, JPG and GIF. So, you can edit and resize the image to your liking.

Mozilla originally made the icon for FireFox. Later, Microsoft decided to use the icon in Internet Explorer and Outlook. It was then pretty much considered the standard Feed Icon. The icon is free for you to do whatever you like with it. Mozilla does have some guidelines for it, but they aren’t legally binding.

By the way, you can subscribe to my Feed here.

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