IconShoppe Grand Opening

Without fail, I get more done when the work is _piled_ on. When stress is at a max and there are a million to-do items. But this was long overdue, and something I’ve been meaning to set up for a while for reasons I’ll go into in a minute. So, before I pack for Austin, I’m happy to have finished this off enough to flip the switch.

IconShoppeToday, IconShoppe opens it’s doors. I’ve finally spun off the stock web icons I’ve been selling here at SimpleBits into their own, proper digs. It’ll motivate me (hopefully) to put more time into *more icon sets* and some *other ideas* I’ve had brewing for a while. This “setting up shoppe” was the first necessary step.

That said, they’re the same simple little web icons I’ve been selling here for the last few years. But they now have a better framework in which to grow and a more easily maintainable system behind them (WordPress, customized).

Stay tuned for more, and grab the RSS feed to be alerted of new stuff happening over at the ‘Shoppe. I can’t say it’ll be updated _often_, but this is just a start, my friends.

35 Comments

  1. patrick says:

    Sweet!
    Funny how one can get more done when the work load is back breaking…

  2. Angelo says:

    Way to brand.
    Can’t wait to see what other ‘ideas’ come from this.

  3. Harold says:

    Dan, great to see this take off. Man you are becoming quite diverse between custom design, Cork’d and now IconShoppe!
    Best of luck with this new venture.

  4. Stefan says:

    Gorgeous! Yet another beautiful website signed Dan Cederholm, well done!
    Looking forward to seeing what more you can come up with, keep up the good work.

  5. Ryan Brooks says:

    SWEEET! Can’t wait to start buying!

  6. Manton Reece says:

    Nice! Congrats on the spin-off. The site and logo look great and complement the SimpleBits side really well.
    Enjoy the weekend in Austin. Hopefully the beautiful weather we are having down here right now lasts.

  7. Sweet man! I think I can speak for everyone when I say that you always amaze us not only with you work but with the simplistic style in which you presented.

  8. Esteban Utz says:

    As usual Dan delivers a superb design!! great job man!!

  9. Sean Braithwaite says:

    Congratulations man.

  10. Thanks for the kind words, folks!

  11. Tomas says:

    Great site, great icons and a nice compliment to your other sites. Very inspirational.
    One question (it might be my crappy browser at work messing with me) but the title for the chameleon set link in the sidebar seems to be messed up (Same text as the Chameleon Family presentation).

  12. Pete says:

    That’s a gorgeous site, great typography

  13. Kevinn says:

    More power to the new site (and new icons) Dan!
    Good to have them separate but still tied to your identity.

  14. Andre says:

    Cool! Good work!
    Only one little complaint: the favorite icon that Firefox displays in the tabbed pane, has a white background. You might want to make it transparent.
    Cheers,
    Andre

  15. JBagley says:

    Sweet!
    Dan, One thing I would like to see (and others I hope), is some of the sites that actually use your icons. Something like Simplebits in action.
    I think that would be pretty neat.

  16. Matt Ramos says:

    Congrats on finishing the site.

  17. theanomaly says:

    Congratulations on getting this little beauty ticked off your to-do list Dan. Looks fantastic.

  18. Scott says:

    As always, a beautiful creation. WordPress rather than Rails?

  19. Tim Felix says:

    Hey Dan. Can you tell me how easy it was to change all your div names in the Notebook from the movable type names. Did you have to go into the php and cgi files? did it take ages? Seems like a great idea but I dont know how hard it is. Any advice appreciated.
    Great site!
    Tim

  20. Adrian says:

    Congrats and nice work! IconShoppe looks great.

  21. Beautiful site…I marvel at the simplicity yet completeness.

  22. @JBagley – it’s a great idea. And one that could be easily added (even using the comment engine perhaps). I like.
    @Scott – WordPress was something I was able to wrangle myself, quickly. Rails would be great going forward — but for the site as it is today, WP will do nicely.
    @Tim Felix – Not I know what you mean by div names in the Notebook. Are you referring to IconShoppe or SimpleBits?

  23. Kay Bærulfsen says:

    Congrats Dan! A great site with great icons!
    Are you btw still using my script for generating the packages? If so, feel free to contact me for fixes or new features :)

  24. Tim Felix says:

    Hey Dan.
    I understood that the Notebook portion of the site was powered by Movable Type. I was wondering if you had changed the html divs to give them names that matched a universal stylesheet rather than keep the default movable type div structure.
    I wanted to try and incorporate a blog type portion into a larger website but style it using one css file that styles the whole site.
    I hope this makes sense. I would really appreciate any advice you could give.

  25. @Kay: I certainly am :) Email coming your way…

  26. Robert says:

    Hi Dan,
    Really a great site you have made there! I really like the design a lot!

  27. Todd Sieling says:

    Beauty of a site, Dan. Congratulations!

  28. motherduce says:

    Great stuff Dan – new site looks great. Wondered why you split it off from simplebits, but it’s a nice little shoppe!

  29. Congrats!
    The shoppe looks beautiful.

  30. Congrats.
    IconShoppe looks great. Wish you good luck !

  31. Chosson says:

    Nice design!
    My congratulations!

  32. Alan says:

    That should be “opens its doors.” If ya care about typography enough to specify the font of your ampersands, ya gotta care about grammar, too. :-)

  33. Alberto says:

    Excelente articulo, gracias por compartir y hacer crecer esta gran comunidad.
    Alberto
    programacion web españa
    http://www.macroweb.ws

  34. Congratulations Dan!

  35. Testertsi says:

    Hellomut – this is just a testing, don’t worry about it