What I’m Working On – May 11, 2018

This week I started an Angular project using the Material Design theme framework. This si my first Angular project and I’m loving it already. One thing I enjoy about being a consultant is the opportunity to work on such a diversity of technologies. It certainly never gets boring. With this, I can add yet another technology and skill to my repretoire of services to offer to clients.

Icon Domains for Sale

About two years ago I got a bit obsessive about buying every icon-related domain I came across. Originally I had planned to develop the domains into valuable web properties and sell them, but I grossly over-estimated the amount of time I would have. So, I’m selling off my portfolio of icon-related domains. Some of these have very good SEO potential. I’m selling them for $10 each, or $250 for the whole portfolio.

If you are interested in any of these domains, contact me via the contact page or at twitter/@iconifyit.

  • avatar-icons.com
  • avatar-icons.net
  • businessicons.net
  • explorify.me
  • gestureicons.net
  • icon-avatars.com
  • icon-avatars.net
  • iconavatar.com
  • iconavatar.net
  • icondesignersguide.com
  • icondesignguide.comSOLD
  • icondesignhandbook.com
  • icondesigntutorial.com
  • icondesigntutorial.net
  • icondesigntutorials.comSOLD
  • icondesigntutorials.net
  • iconify.info
  • iconpulp.com
  • iconrevue.com
  • icons.newsSOLD
  • iconsvector.comSOLD
  • outlineicons.net
  • seoicons.net
  • solidicons.net
  • toolicon.com
  • touchicons.net
  • iconcrew.comSOLD
  • onlinevectoricons.com
  • onlinevectoricons.net

What I’m Working On

I am currently working on a Drupal 8 and Apache Solr search implementation for a medical device company. The project involves installation and configuration of the Solr search engine and a custom module to perform whole-site search involving multiple content types displayed in the same search results, each with a unique template.


Also, my Diversity Avatars project reach #3 Most Popular Product on Product Hunt for April 7, 2018.

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I loosely follow various topics on Quora.com. Unlike many social media sites, I find that most of the answers to serious questions are respectful, well though-out, and cite references. Most of the questions I follow and answer are related to icon design or web development. I admit to occasionally getting sucked into a debate on religion or politics, but most of the time I successfully avoid these. A recent question piqued my interest. The question was, “What do I need to learn to build a site like Alibaba”?

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Choosing the Best Place Online to Sell Icons

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In part one of this two-part article, I listed my favorite marketplaces for selling vector icons. There are a lot of similarities between the various markets for selling vector icons, but there are also some significant differences to consider. In this post I outline some important questions to consider when deciding where to sell your icons. Continue reading

Best Places to Sell Icons Online

I am a developer by trade but I design and sell vector icons for websites and apps to supplement my income. Icon design is also my favorite hobby. I do not devote myself to icon sales full-time but I was the Supply-side Manager and a Sr. Developer for Iconfinder, a marketplace for buying and selling premium icons, for 3 years.  I have devoted a huge portion of my life for the past 7 years to learning everything I can about icon design, who the most talented icon designers are, and knowing the icon market inside and out.

I encounter the question, “Where are the best places to sell (or buy) icons”? This post gives the details about the top marketplaces from a seller’s standpoint.

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WPEngine has announced the redesign of their corporate site to better communicate with potential customers and to better serve existing customers. To celebrate the redesign the WordPress hosting company is offering 20% off of your first payment if you use the code. Just visit WPEngine.com and use coupon code wpe20off.

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Adobe Illustrator Contact Sheet JSX Plugin

I don’t like performing tedious, time-consuming tasks, especially when those tasks are non-revenue generating, which means they take time away from things I could be doing to increase revenue. The most time-consuming and tedious task I have to perform over-and-over is creating contacts sheet previews of my icons. The problem is that every marketplace has different requirements for preview image sizes and so a new contact sheet has to be created for each marketplace.
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Ai Sessions Adobe Illustrator JSX Extension

When I’m working on my icon designs, I often have 4-5 Adobe Illustrator documents open at a time during a work session. Since icon design involves creating large collections of tens, hundreds, or even thousands of icons, I have them broken up into multiple files but find I need to copy a lot of icons between files.

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Google Spreadsheets – Auto-Assign Row ID

I was recently working on a simple Google Spreadsheet to log functional requirements for a WordPress Plugin I’m building. I wanted a simple way to assign feature IDs as I entered new rows. My feature numbering system follows the format {version-major}.{version-minor}.{feature-number}. For example “1.1.001” where 1.1 is the version major + minor number, and 001 is the feature number.
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