When updating my WordPress plugin Admin Drop Down Menu with all these cute icons from famfamfam, I felt a bit overwhelmed by them. I knew there were a lot of icons, I just never realized there were so many! Digging through 1000 icons for something that would match "Permalink options" is not that fast.
After spending 15 minutes looking at all these icons again and again ("now I need something that would mean Edit Stuff") I realized that this was too cumbersome not to be improved. I needed, the world needed, a tool to find and sort them! Was I going to spend 30 minutes searching for icons when I could be spending 80 minutes coding something to do it more easily? Can't beat geek logic.
So here is the famfamfam icon explorer. Thanks to consistent name patterns (something_edit, something_go, tag_something) it's now a lot easier to search for icons related to something particular.
For a given search pattern you'll see all corresponding icons, and hovering them will pop a detailed view with various sizes and various background colors.
That was fun to do, now I'm going to put icons everywhere!
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