Nicholas sent me a couple links last week. After reading Asa Dotzler’s post on the adoption of the Firefox feed icon by Microsoft, I knew I had to act on this. It’s not often direct competitors work together for the good of the end-user and it’s especially rare when Microsoft is one of the participating parties. So, I took that pretty little 32×32 icon and rebuilt it in Illustrator – saved a bunch of different sizes in PSD and AI format and posted them as a package on my site. The response has been good so far and people seem pretty stoked that we might just have a decent replacement for those ugly, ambiguous RSS/XML buttons.
If you run a site, contribute to one or are a designer/developer, I hope you’ll see the benefit of having a standard icon to represent syndicated content and plop one of these icons on your site(s).
Oh, and if you’re turned off by the orange – no worries, I’ve included instructions for customizing the icon to match your colour scheme.